Definition of Retrospect

1. Noun. Contemplation of things past. "In retrospect"




2. Verb. Look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember. "She reviewed her achievements with pride"
Exact synonyms: Look Back, Review
Generic synonyms: Remember, Think Back
Derivative terms: Retrospection, Retrospection, Retrospective, Review

Definition of Retrospect

1. v. i. To look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past.

2. n. A looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past.

Definition of Retrospect

1. Noun. consideration of past times ¹

2. Verb. To look or refer back to; to reflect on ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrospect

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Retrospect

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1921)
"A retrospect MANY years have passed since this novel interpretation of Homer was offered to an uncertain public. In 1884 twelve Books appeared, ..."

2. A History of Our Own Times by Justin McCarthy (1905)
"CHAPTER XXIII A retrospect—POLITICAL THIS History cannot close more appropriately and effectively than with a retrospect of the reign. ..."

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