1 This view of the Gryce incident chimed too well with Selden's mood not to be instantly adopted by him, with a flash of retrospective contempt for what had once seemed the obvious solution.
2 Mr. Bumble put down his hat; unbuttoned his coat; folded his arms; inclined his head in a retrospective manner; and, after a few moments' reflection, commenced his story.
3 While the wedding was in preparation, and while awaiting the date fixed upon, he caused difficult and scrupulous retrospective researches to be made.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
4 Your retrospections must be so totally void of reproach, that the contentment arising from them is not of philosophy, but, what is much better, of innocence.
5 As Mr. Kirwin said this, notwithstanding the agitation I endured on this retrospect of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise at the knowledge he seemed to possess concerning me.
6 Whether his spirits were elevated by the communication I had made to him, or by his having indulged in this retrospect, I don't know; but they were raised by some influence.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
7 It seemed even sadder, in retrospect, beside the bustle and prosperity of Atlanta.
8 Mr. Jaggers nodded his head retrospectively two or three times, and actually drew a sigh.
9 Here besides the law of retrospection, which regards all the past as a preparation for events that subsequently occur, the law of reciprocity comes in, confusing the whole matter.