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Retrospect

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Rétrospect. n.s. [retro and specio, Lat.] Look thrown upon things behind or things past.

As you arraign his majesty by retrospect, so you condemn his government by second sight. Addison's Freeholder, № 9.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Retrospect." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 15, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=16377.


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