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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HINDSIGHT

Down here a man could line the notch of his hindsight with the bead.

How could she, inexpert, foresee what was mockingly obvious to hindsight?

Mr. Masterson notched up his hindsight for seven hundred yards.

In hindsight, maybe I should have unlocked my phone for them.

Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy.

This was so much of the "I-told-you-so" order that I had a good laugh at him for his "hindsight."

It's hard to draw down inter a hindsight in the dark, an' I jest chanced hit with the pistol.

In hindsight we should have asked a lot of questions about him.

Well, said McRae, if everybodys foresight in baseball was as good as his hindsight, thered be no trading done.

The people who recreate the past with the advantage of hindsight will tell that they never worried a minute.

WORD ORIGIN

by 1841, "backsight of a firearm," from hind (adj.) + sight. Meaning "seeing what has happened" is attested by 1862, American English, (in proverbial "If our foresight was as good as our hindsight, it would be an easy matter to get rich"), probably a formation on the model of foresight.

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