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retrospect

noun

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a usually critical look at a past event
  • in retrospect, we should have saved more money for college

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The first known use of retrospect was in 1601

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“Retrospect.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retro%20spect. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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