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retrospective
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Nicholas Nickleby
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retrospective
Used in
Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Mrs Nickleby having fallen imperceptibly into one of her retrospective moods, improved in temper from that moment, and glided, by an easy change of the conversation occasionally, into various other anecdotes, no less remarkable for their strict application to the subject in hand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr Squeers indulged in a retrospective look, for some quarter of a minute, as if this allusion to his lady's excellences had naturally led his mind to the peaceful village of Dotheboys near Greta Bridge in Yorkshire; and then looked at Ralph, as if waiting for him to say something.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a photographic retrospective
as in: a retrospective study
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