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reflect
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Wuthering Heights
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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles.’

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  • We’re replacing all the warning signs with signs that reflect headlights in the dark.
  • The stop signs in this neighborhood reflect light, so you won’t miss them even if there isn’t a nearby street light.

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unspecified meaning
  • Catherine reflected an instant, with knitted brows — she found it needful to smooth the way for an intrusion.
  • Whether she would have got over this fancy if left to herself, or persevered in nursing it perpetually, I cannot say: she had little time to reflect.

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  • ’Yes, Heathcliff,’ he replied, glancing from me up to the windows, which reflected a score of glittering moons, but showed no lights from within.
  • Hindley is too reckless to select his acquaintance prudently: he doesn’t trouble himself to reflect on the causes he might have for mistrusting one whom he has basely injured.
  • One end, indeed, reflected splendidly both light and heat from ranks of immense pewter dishes, interspersed with silver jugs and tankards, towering row after row, on a vast oak dresser, to the very roof.
  • ’I’ve a pleasure in him,’ he continued, reflecting aloud.
  • Do you reflect that all those words will be branded in my memory, and eating deeper eternally after you have left me?
  • ’This is Edgar’s legal nephew,’ I reflected — ’mine in a manner; I must shake hands, and — yes — I must kiss him.
  • I reflected as the good woman descended to receive the doctor: and not exactly of the kind which I should have chosen to amuse me.
  • ’And what if she should have slipped in clambering among them,’ I reflected, ’and been killed, or broken some of her bones?’

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  • Come, I reflected, his father’s selfishness may contribute to his comfort.
  • It gave Joseph satisfaction, apparently, to watch him go the worst lengths: he allowed that the lad was ruined: that his soul was abandoned to perdition; but then he reflected that Heathcliff must answer for it.
  • I reflected, while riding down the road.
  • Well, I reflected, there was never a pleasanter, or more harmless sight; and it will be a burning shame to scold them.
  • I reflected to myself, ’we shall have a fit of illness.
  • The moon shone bright; a sprinkling of snow covered the ground, and I reflected that she might, possibly, have taken it into her head to walk about the garden, for refreshment.
  • And then I set myself to reflect how I had tended him in infancy, and watched him grow to youth, and followed him almost through his whole course; and what absurd nonsense it was to yield to that sense of horror.

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as in: reflect in the mirror Define
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
as in: reflect American Values Define
represent, demonstrate, or express
as in: I want to reflect on it. Define
think carefully -- possibly aloud or in writing
as in: reflect poorly on the school Define
influence opinion
as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
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