from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred.
- n. The rear sight of a firearm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
- n. The rear sight of a firearm
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. understanding the nature of an event after it has happened.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Backward sight or perception; knowledge or comprehension of what is past; afterthought: humorously opposed to foresight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. understanding the nature of an event after it has happened
The part that amazed me most, in hindsight, is just how wildly vocal and open he was about it.
Regarding the underlying issue, I would say that Carter in hindsight is fairly middling.
Saddened by the law-breakers, but giddy with happiness with the additional 2-10 million dollars this will generate, Police commissioner Julien Fantino had this to say: "The only regret I have now, in hindsight, is that I didn't go after 30 over [the limit] as opposed to 50 over."
Only in hindsight is it evident that they were deterrable.
Still, the committee had had earlier opportunities to honor the man who, in hindsight, is generally seen as the leading spokesman of non-violence in the 20th century.
If this is the case then what harm could be done except to aknowledge that in "hindsight" the position should be in place, which if I heard right, has already been done, and that should be the end of that!
Petitioner himself addressed the court and stated that in "hindsight," he should not have used "that choice of words" and that he had not intended to be disruptive.
Still, it would be interesting if some senator, just to get her off script, were to ask her if in hindsight she sees things any differently.
Saying they should have done x, y and z with the benefit of hindsight is fine.
Israel was roundly condemned for bombing Osirak, but in hindsight it was worth it.