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- Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
- In hindsight, I should have quit that job sooner.
- When you read "Seven Little Rabbits" at age 6 and read it again 15 years later, the hindsight you've developed in the time between will make you look at and think of the book very differently!
- 1961 March, “Talking of trains”, in Trains Illustrated, page 133:
- Hindsight is more easily acquired than foresight.
- (rare) The rear sight of a firearm
after-the-fact realisation or understanding
the phrase "in hindsight"