It was evident that she had been prepared to weep, for she had provided herself with a sufficiency of handkerchiefs; I admired her forethought, but in retrospect
it made her tears perhaps less moving.
Only in retrospect
can I mark the almost imperceptible growth of my desire.
The neighborhood extracted considerable eager conversation from it; argument, rebuttal, suspicion, certainty, retrospect
, and prophecy.
It seems to me indeed, in retrospect
, that by the time the morrow's sun was high I had restlessly read into the fact before us almost all the meaning they were to receive from subsequent and more cruel occurrences.
It is, in fact, a most mortifying retrospect
I conceive, also, that these twenty years would appear, in the retrospect
, scarcely longer than the week to which Wakefield had at first limited his absence.
They say that a drowning man lives his life again before the last; but my own fight with the sea provided me with no such moments of vivid and rapid retrospect
as those during which I stood breathless outside the lighted windows of Kirby Hall.