In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1with (the benefit of) hindsight — a posteriori
- Many times I look back in hindsight and think of how I should have handled a situation.
- Historical hindsight offers a clarity that people at those times simply did not have.
- With hindsight, this was a life in hiding, which reached its nadir long after her husband died of a brain tumour.
- In hindsight, Tung and his ministers can certainly see they could have done a better job.
- In hindsight I should have just stayed longer, lay down and waited without embarrassment.
- If we rid ourself of hindsight and our own contemporary mindset, we can see that they had no choice but to opt for the latter.
- To be fair, with hindsight I would not have done the masters which is currently making my life a misery.
- We all do stupid things which with hindsight we can't believe we ever did.
- I take no gratification from being right, and I write this not just with the benefit of hindsight.
- His book ends with the hope that he'll finally reach shore and hindsight will be gentle.
- In hindsight, he believes things came too early for him, as his club side snapped up the domestic honours.
- With hindsight, we know how his moral instinct trumped the evidence for the war and its legality.
- Playing through Iron Storm was like looking back in hindsight on a historical event.
- So with hindsight you were very wise to choose a bond with a guarantee.
- With the benefit of hindsight, I prefer to be philosophical about my experience.
- With hindsight, did his parents' relationship affect his own relationships with women?
- With the benefit of hindsight, I should really have realised my limitations and done the easy walk.
- Newspaper talk about a history of bitterness between us was something invented using hindsight.
- In hindsight this was already a fairly insensitive and stupid thing to do and almost entirely devoid of humour.
- Without the benefit of hindsight Marianne's instinct was to run and join her mother on the cattle train.
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