Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of looking back on things past; reflection on the past.
- n. The faculty of looking back on the past: recollection.
- n. The deliberate recall of past events
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act, or the faculty, of looking back on things past.
- n. memory for experiences that are past
- n. reference to things past
“As I, in retrospection, ponder those happy hours spent with Jack, Charmian and the Doctor during those three days so long ago, there comes the thought that in spite of Jack's happy and pleasant demeanor, that he was, in fact, a sicker man than his outward appearance revealed.”
“As it is the end of the year, TV Azteca news this morning has been engaging in retrospection and, among scenes of flooding in Chiapas, assasinations along the border and stories of exploitation of Mexican nationals in the U. S*. we have these reminders:”
“Thus long, I have cradled my heart in retrospection of past happiness, when hope was.”
“The serene and soothing touch of history also aroused old enthusiasms, although some of their manifestations were such as one smiles over more easily in retrospection than at the moment.”
“But a melancholy and sentimental retrospection is an unprofitable indulgence – a kind of luxury which, perhaps, I have no right to allow to my -”
“O blissful state of innocence, purity, and delight, why must it fleet so fast? why scarcely but by retrospection is its happiness known?”
“Mercedes Higgins sighed cheerfully and for the time was lost in retrospection.”
“Well, as a typical white person, I do the kind of retrospection that Obama used for his speech all my life, not in one definning moment in a speech.”
““We live to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection,” said Anaїs Nin.”
“While McCain wouldn't wade into presidential politics, he did offer a bit of retrospection.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
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In response to Wilfred J. Funk's "ten most beautiful words in the English language" list of 1932.
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