20190421 hindsight

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hindsight  /ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt/


n. hindsight is the ability to understan and realize something about an event after it has happened, although you did not understand or realize it at the time. 不可数名词  后见之明,事后聪明 oft with/in N


hindsight是不可数名词,意思是“后见之明”。它的用法比较简单,一般用in/with hindsight,意思是“事后想来…”。想要表达遗憾的时候,就可以用到它。


1. With hindsight, I should have consulted a lawyer before making the final decision.

2. With hindsight, I should have double-checked the procedure and made sure all was going well.

With hindsight, the leadership should have been more careful with the venture capital funds.

"with hindsight, I should have done"是个非常好用的句型,想表达“早知道”的时候,就可以用它。

3. 'See, I told you so' or some variation of this saying is repeated often in our daily lives. We say it in hindsight to show our prescience or intelligence, or merely to gain a sense of superiority and pride. “看吧,我都跟你说过了”或者类似这样的说法在我们的日常生活中经常出现。我们事后说这样的话来展示我们的先见之明或聪明才智,或者仅仅是获得一种优越感和自豪感。

4. In hindsight, the demographic boom that coincided with industrialisation in rich countries may have had an underappreciated benefit: it created a big consituency in favour of embracing new technologies and the opportunities they provided. 事后来看,与发达国家工业化同时出现的人口爆炸增长可能存在一个被忽略的好处:它造就了一大批支持拥抱新科技和由此带来的新机遇的选民。



With hindsight, I should have been a bit more patient  with her.



In hindsight, it turned to be empty and nothing.