hindsight

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Split-arrows.gif It has been requested that this entry be split into hindsight and in hindsight(+).

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From hind +‎ sight. Etymologically almost the exact Germanic equivalent to the Latin-derived retro (back) + spect (look).

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hindsight (countable and uncountable, plural hindsights)

  1. Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
    • 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!
    • In hindsight, I should have quit that job sooner.
  2. The rear sight of a firearm

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