What does the word retrospection mean?

Usage examples for retrospection

  1. Happily for Adrienne, she had too many positive cares, to be enabled to waste many minutes either in retrospection, or in endeavors to conjecture the future. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Lovers had lost the light of interest from their eyes, wedded people the light of retrospection, statesmen the pride of intellect, princes and legates the pride of power. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend