178 examples of retrospective in sentences

His eyes, dark and retrospective, were his most redeeming feature, yet betrayed little of their owner's character.

He spoke in a retrospective, subdued tone.

As for his eyes, which instantly attracted attention, they were brown and gentle as a girl's but had that retrospective expression that suggests far-away thoughts or an utter lack of interest in one's surroundings.

Even such prosaic objects as wood and brick were to his retrospective gaze "half mere soul-stuff, floated thither from who knows where."

Cromwell and his friends had the wisdom to yield; the retrospective clauses were expunged,[b] and in their place was substituted a general promise of adhesion to the parliament, both with respect to the existing form of public liberty, and the future government of the nation, "by way of a republic without king or house of peers.

A Christian's conscience, methinks, ought to be a 'Janus bifrons',a Gospel-face retrospective, and smiling through penitent tears on the sins of the past, and a Moses-face looking forward in frown and menace, frightening the harlot will into a holy abortion of sins conceived but not yet born, perchance not yet quickened.

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Retrospective Review.

Of course it would be unjust to give this rule a retrospective application, and exclude a State which, acting upon the past practice of the Government, has already formed its constitution, elected its legislature and other officers, and is now prepared to enter the Union.

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Their grammatical rules are so widely different from all our European forms that it forces the mind to a retrospective view of first principles.

Then follows a retrospective account of their first acquaintanceformed, it seems, when the author was at a village school; and his aged friend occupied "one room,the fifth part of a house" in the neighbourhood.

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Dear Sisters in Christ: We have journeyed on together, through another year, until we have reached that elevated period, where it has been our wont to pause and take a retrospective view of the past, and lay plans for the future.

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Another strange thing about the retrospective sadness of the vanished past is that it is not the memorable days of life, as a rule, whose passing one regrets.

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"In retrospective vision bright, Can you recall dear Martha Wright Without her work or knitting?

I was in some pain at the disgrace of Mirabeau, lest this new kind of retrospective judgement should depopulate the Pantheon of the few divinities that remained; more especially when I considered that Voltaire, notwithstanding his merits as an enemy to revelation, had been already accused of aristocracy, and even Rousseau himself might not be found impeccable.

She cast a quick retrospective glance along her past life; she saw that she had exhausted all the pleasures of the world, and attained to all its glories; her decision was rapidas rapid as on that day when she had fled from Venice with Pietro.

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