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- adv. In a retrospective manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By way of retrospect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In retrospect; with reference to or with reflection upon the past; in law, ex post facto.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a manner contemplative of past events
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Boss ‘put ABCD in retrospectively dated before the arrest’ on January 6, 2010 at 1: 39 pm Retired Sgt
In fact, if I'm deluding myself at all, I would bet that it's in retrospectively enjoying a performance more — my tendency is to store away the good parts of a concert, and let the mediocre moments fade from memory.
Our memories are spurious, like our memories of dreams; the blank are filled in retrospectively.
Other parents made the link retrospectively, that is, some years later.
The counter example to Wittgenstein then becomes, simply, credo, provided we read that word retrospectively through its wonderfully revealing English derivative, as 'I am credulous'.
Only retrospectively, that is, only through the stories that will arise from their deeds and performances, will their identity become fully manifest.
Lawyers cited limiting the presidential tenure to two terms retrospectively as discriminatory.
Among the tactics outlawed are supermarkets changing supply terms retrospectively and demands that suppliers fund promotions such as two-for-one deals.
It might indeed make sense to change the law for future mortgages, but rewriting loan terms retrospectively tramples on existing contracts and property rights, and should not be done lightly (see article).
Practices such as supermarkets altering supply terms retrospectively or asking suppliers to fund promotions such as two-for-one deals will be outlawed.