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Usage examples for retrospect

  1. But for all that I cannot quite explain the golden content that seems in retrospect to have overspread the whole house. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I enjoyed to the full only in long retrospect the look he gave me. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  3. Because the retrospect let him see that his life was barren of the deepest faith and the purest love. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  4. It is difficult in retrospect to conceive of this, except as growing up with him from infancy. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  5. He leaned back, half closed his eyes, put his finger- tips together, and almost smiled as if something in retrospect pleased and moved him. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  6. Power looked more attractive in front than in the retrospect. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  7. Oh, I know how trivial it is in the retrospect, and how what is called a disappointment is something to be humbly grateful for in most cases; but for a while it certainly makes you doubtful whether you were ever really intended to share the common lot. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  8. Yet we need not abruptly stop our retrospect at any epoch, however remote. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  9. How often, oh, how often she saw them speed before her in retrospect!... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  10. I would not mention this were it not that afterwards, in retrospect, the moment seemed to me an omen. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  11. Finally a chapter on the Marine of the Harbour was decided on, the boats and vessels of the place, their owners and commanders, entering, as is natural, so largely into the retrospect of the inhabitants of a Port. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  12. And so, as they walked on that beautiful summer evening over the green fields, Julian, happy in the quiet sympathising attention of one who was not only a master, but a true, earnest, and affectionate friend, told him some of the facts to which we shall allude in the retrospect of the next chapter. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  13. She had, in a finer sense, no manners, and to be concerned with her in any retrospect was- since their discourse was of losses- to feel the dignity of history incur the very gravest. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  14. He saw again the lovers as he had seen them this afternoon walking side by side slowly towards Stella Ballantyne's cottage; and the picture even in the retrospect was intolerable. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  15. How pleased her mother would have been, and, in retrospect, how skeptical must she have felt of Jenny's ability to keep that promise always to look after May. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  16. It is even worse in retrospect. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  17. That her mind had never mooted the point was a detail, which retrospect corrected. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  18. Such retrospect will make me humble. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  19. She had an effect of being both shy and indifferent, in this retrospect; and when St. John put up the window, and led the way out to the women in the garden, and presented Hewson, she had still this effect. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  20. But immediately after this duty was done she wrote another letter; to Miss Asenath this one, and it was overflowing with spirits and exuberant retrospect of all that had happened to her since she left the Farm. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
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