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reflection
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Great Expectations
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  • As she was still looking at the reflection of herself, I thought she was still talking to herself, and kept quiet.
  • To which I replied, after a long interval of reflection, "I don’t know."

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  • The opportunity that the day’s rest had given me for reflection had resulted in my fully determining to say nothing to him respecting Compeyson.
  • In short, I shouldn’t greatly deceive you," Joe added, after a little grave reflection, "if I represented to you that the word of that young woman were, ’without a minute’s loss of time.’
  • Crowding up with these reflections came the reflection that I had seen him with my childish eyes to be a desperately violent man; that I had heard that other convict reiterate that he had tried to murder him; that I had seen him down in the ditch tearing and fighting like a wild beast.
  • As I looked round at them, and at the pale gloom they made, and at the stopped clock, and at the withered articles of bridal dress upon the table and the ground, and at her own awful figure with its ghostly reflection thrown large by the fire upon the ceiling and the wall, I saw in everything the construction that my mind had come to, repeated and thrown back to me.
  • We owed so much to Herbert’s ever cheerful industry and readiness, that I often wondered how I had conceived that old idea of his inaptitude, until I was one day enlightened by the reflection, that perhaps the inaptitude had never been in him at all, but had been in me.
  • Crowding up with these reflections came the reflection that I had seen him with my childish eyes to be a desperately violent man; that I had heard that other convict reiterate that he had tried to murder him; that I had seen him down in the ditch tearing and fighting like a wild beast.
  • When I opened the shutters and looked out at the wet wild morning, all of a leaden hue; when I walked from room to room; when I sat down again shivering, before the fire, waiting for my laundress to appear; I thought how miserable I was, but hardly knew why, or how long I had been so, or on what day of the week I made the reflection, or even who I was that made it.
  • Mr. Pumblechook added, after a short interval of reflection, "Look at Pork alone.

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  • She mayn’t have know’d," added Joe, with an appearance of reflection, "whether it were Joe, or Jorge."

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as in: my reflection in the mirror Define
an image (seen on a mirror or other shiny surface)
as in: lit by the reflection Define
light seen after it bounces off a surface to another; or the process of bouncing light, sound, or other energy off of a surface
as in: is a reflection of American values Define
representation, demonstration, or expression
as in: After reflection, I think... Define
careful thought -- sometimes concerning memories
as in: share my reflections about it Define
thoughts or memories
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