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Definition of Retrospective

Retrospective

  1. Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as, a retrospective view.
  2. Having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a retrospective law.

Retrospective Quotations

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
Robert Menzies

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
Vladimir Nabokov

I get anxious about a lot of things, that's the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can't stop thinking about things all the time. And here's the really destructive part - it's always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done.
Hugh Laurie

Lovers often invest their first meetings with retrospective significance, as if to try to conjure the elements of the numinous out of the stubborn witness of the everyday.
Christopher Hitchens

I don't know if this is the kind of retrospective analysis that people are fond of applying to their work or actions, but it feels like I knew I was going to be famous and I knew that an element of that would be traumatic, so that if I could make myself something big and otherworldly, it would be a kind of defence.
Russell Brand
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Retrospective Translations

retrospective in Spanish is retrospectivo
retrospective in Swedish is retroaktiv

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