retrospective


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retrospective

an exhibition of an artist's life's work or a representative selection of it
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He had been led on by pure enthusiasm in his subject, and had really forgotten what bearing this retrospective survey had on his listener.
Captain Wragge's indignation, when he saw the answer to his advertisement, stooped to no retrospective estimate of his own conduct; he was as deeply offended, as sincerely angry as if he had made a perfectly honorable proposal, and had been rewarded for it by a personal insult.
Plymdale's maternal view was, that Rosamond might possibly now have retrospective glimpses of her own folly; and feeling the advantages to be at present all on the side of her son, was too kind a woman not to behave graciously.
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.
Marlow smiled his retrospective smile which was kind as though he bore no grudge against people he used to know.
Mr Riderhood very slowly and hoarsely chimed in, with several retrospective nods of his head.
Grummer intimated, by a retrospective shake of the head, that he should never forget it--as indeed it was not likely he would, so long as it continued to be cited daily.
Then, as she remained silent, and seemed to be losing herself in retrospective meditation upon her perfect respectability, he ventured upon a short cut to his goal.
Synopsis: Barack Obama's first retrospective job approval rating trails only those of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
Amgen today announced results from new retrospective analyses of key studies with Vectibix (panitumumab) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients.
NEW YORK (AFP) - In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall?
EO 13563, signed by President Obama in January 2011, instructs regulatory agencies to "consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.