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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: reflect in the mirror Define
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • And the people listened, and their quiet eyes reflected the dying fire.
  • Uncle John looked up to the sun-gold mountains, and the mountains were reflected in his eyes.

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  • The image of the mountain and the light coming over it were reflected in their eyes.
  • On the fields the water stood, reflecting the gray sky, and the land whispered with moving water.
  • And he saw the bright evening star reflected in her eyes, and he saw the black cloud reflected in her eyes.
  • And he saw the bright evening star reflected in her eyes, and he saw the black cloud reflected in her eyes.
  • As the light came, it was reflected on the water.

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  • She saw her face reflected in his sunglasses.
  • The pond reflected her image.

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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • Two red chickens on the ground flamed with reflected light.

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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
  • They topped the pass while the sun was still up, and looked down on the desert—black cinder mountains in the distance, and the yellow sun reflected on the gray desert.
  • "Well, why the hell don’t ya get out?" The bewildered eyes looked up for a moment, and then down again, and the dying firelight was reflected redly.

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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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