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retroactive
used in The Fountainhead

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taking affect as of a previous date or time
  • He thought that he had believed it was a simple sequence, the past and the present, and if there was loss in the past one was compensated by pain in the present, and pain gave it a form of immortality—but he had not known that one could destroy like this, kill retroactively—so that to her it had never existed.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (95% in)

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