with hindsight

with hindsight
with the help of an understanding of events which is only possible after they have happened

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  • hindsight — At first used to mean ‘the backsight of a rifle’, since the later part of the 19c it has been used in an abstract sense ‘wisdom or knowledge after the event’, especially in the phrase in (or with) hindsight: • With hindsight, it was probably the… …   Modern English usage

  • hindsight — noun PREPOSITION ▪ in hindsight ▪ Their first idea was deemed, in hindsight, a mistake. ▪ with hindsight ▪ This all seems obvious with hindsight …   Collocations dictionary

  • hindsight — hind|sight [ˈhaındsaıt] n [U] the ability to understand a situation only after it has happened →↑foresight with/in hindsight ▪ With hindsight, I should have seen the warning signs. the benefit/wisdom of hindsight ▪ With the benefit of hindsight,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hindsight — [[t]ha͟ɪndsaɪt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft with/in N Hindsight is the ability to understand and realize something about an event after it has happened, although you did not understand or realize it at the time. With hindsight, we d all do things… …   English dictionary

  • hindsight — n. 1 wisdom after the event (realized with hindsight that they were wrong) (opp. FORESIGHT). 2 the backsight of a gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hindsight bias — is the inclination to see events that have occurred as more predictable than they in fact were before they took place. Hindsight bias has been demonstrated experimentally in a variety of settings, including politics, games and medicine. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Hindsight (disambiguation) — Hindsight may refer to: *Hindsight bias, the inclination to see past events as being predictable and reasonable *Hindsight Lad, a fictional character from the Marvel Comics universe that appears primarily in the New Warriors series * Hindsight ,… …   Wikipedia

  • hindsight — n. understanding the nature of an event after it has happened; as, hindsight is always clearer than foresight. [WordNet 1.5] {20 20 hindsight}, {twenty twenty hindsight} Perfect understanding of an event after it has happened; a term usually used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • with the benefit of — with the help of (something) : by using (something) With the benefit of hindsight, he saw where he had made a mistake. She ll do better with the benefit of more experience. • • • Main Entry: ↑benefit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hindsight (comics) — Superherobox| caption= Hindsight comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Hindsight real name=Carlton LaFroyge publisher=Marvel Comics debut= New Warriors Annual vol. 1 #3 creators=Fabian Nicieza Darick Robertson alliance… …   Wikipedia

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