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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • He was a thin leathery man with colorless eyes, so colorless they did not reflect light.
    p.14.7

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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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as in: reflect American Values Define
represent, demonstrate, or express
  • Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty. When Jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we felt reflected upon his abilities and manliness.
    p.118.1

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  • Which choice best reflects the overall sequence of events in the passage?
  • The author used gloomy weather to help reflect a depressing situation.

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as in: I want to reflect on it. Define
think carefully -- possibly aloud or in writing
  • I was wearing my pink Sunday dress, shoes, and a petticoat, and reflected that if I spilled anything Calpurnia would have to wash my dress again for tomorrow.
    p.306.3
  • When I surveyed the damage there were only seven or eight red marks, and I was reflecting upon relativity when someone knocked on the door.
    p.113.0

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  • I reflected that if Miss Maudie broke down and gave it to her, Miss Stephanie couldn’t follow it anyway.
    p.98.3
  • I wondered if Mr. Avery knew how hopefully we had watched last summer for him to repeat his performance, and reflected that if this was our reward, there was something to say for sin.
    p.87.6

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  • At the beginning of this passage, the author reflects on her life as a waitress.
  • As I reflect on my life, I realize that it’s relationships that matter most.

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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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