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Re"tro*spect (?), v. i. [L. retrospicere; retro back + specere, spectum, to look. See Spy, and cf. Expect.]

To look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past.

It may be useful to retrospect to an early period. A. Hamilton.

 

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Re"tro*spect, n.

A looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past.

Cowper.

We may introduce a song without retrospect to the old comedy. Landor.

 

© Webster 1913.