Definition of Hindsights
1. hindsight [n] - See also: hindsight
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Literary usage of Hindsights
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Phrase used in N. Hampshire and Alabama: ' Dialect hindsights, to knock off. To beat; to demolish. 1834 As sure as you saw the fire at the muzzle of his gun ..."
2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"It is an old adage tbat if our foresights were as good as our hindsights we could get along much better. So we may, perhaps, get a more profitable outlook ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"It has been forcibly said by some one that "our hindsights are better than our foresights." Nor do the facts in evidence Justify the contention of the ..."
4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1853 It goes agin my grit for Hardscrabble to cave into Dogtown, when we could knock the hindsights off 'em, if we was only a mind to ..."
5. History of Middle Tennessee: Or, Life and Times of Gen. James Robertson by Albigence Waldo Putnam (1859)
"Rains or Sampson Williams said, "Give us but half the quantity of arms and ammunition Government gives to the rascals, and we 'll knock the hindsights off ..."
6. The Americans at Home: Or, Byeways, Backwoods, and Prairies by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1854)
"... and gin him another plum-center, which in course I spected would knock the hindsights off on him. Did it ? . Now you ken take my possibles, ..."
7. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1899)
"... if A' wouldn't hev to knock the hindsights off'n him afore A' was done with it. ..."