To better see all uses of the word
Crime and Punishment
please enable javascript.

Used In
Crime and Punishment
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • "It must be the top drawer," he reflected.
  • And how could he, how could he have failed to reflect that she must have come in somehow!

  • Show more
  • Raskolnikov rushed at him with his fists, without reflecting that the stout gentleman was a match for two men like himself.
  • The recollection of his recent success in getting the situation seemed to revive him, and was positively reflected in a sort of radiance on his face.
  • But reflecting that it would be impossible to take it back now and that in any case he would not have taken it, he dismissed it with a wave of his hand and went back to his lodging.
  • He was of course incapable of reflecting that it might perhaps be far better not to restore the axe at all, but to drop it later on in somebody’s yard.
  • Afterwards reflecting upon it, he remembered that half waking up in his fever, he had grasped all this tightly in his hand and so fallen asleep again.
  • He pulled it off, but reflecting that he had no other socks, he picked it up and put it on again—and again he laughed.
  • The temperament reflects everything like a mirror!
  • Once more he softly touched the bell which gave one tinkle, then gently, as though reflecting and looking about him, began touching the door-handle pulling it and letting it go to make sure once more that it was only fastened by the hook.

  • Show more again
  • Razumihin shouted suddenly, as though he had reflected and realised.
  • Porfiry paused as though reflecting.
  • A sort of insatiable compassion, if one may so express it, was reflected in every feature of her face.
  • His anger was redoubled when he reflected that he ought not to have told Andrey Semyonovitch about the result of yesterday’s interview.
  • Yes, that is what he was reckoning on, that I should not have time to reflect, and should be in a hurry to make the most likely answer, and so would forget that the workmen could not have been there two days before.
  • Porfiry had shown almost all his cards—of course, he had risked something in showing them—and if he had really had anything up his sleeve (Raskolnikov reflected), he would have shown that, too.
  • Reflect, I am prepared to give you time for consideration.
  • Reflecting, probably from certain fairly unmistakable signs, that he would get nothing in this "cabin" by attempting to overawe them, the gentleman softened somewhat, and civilly, though with some severity, emphasising every syllable of his question, addressed Zossimov: "Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, a student, or formerly a student?"
  • "But why? what for?" he wondered, reflecting.
  • Lebeziatnikov remembered all this and reflected upon it afterwards.
  • And it’s the administrative centre of all Russia and its character must be reflected on the whole country.
  • Of course I did reflect even then that it does not always happen that a man gets up and blurts out his whole story.
  • I reflected.
  • Reflect!
  • Svidrigailov got up, laughed, kissed his betrothed, patted her cheek, declared he would soon come back, and noticing in her eyes, together with childish curiosity, a sort of earnest dumb inquiry, reflected and kissed her again, though he felt sincere anger inwardly at the thought that his present would be immediately locked up in the keeping of the most sensible of mothers.
  • "What made me think," he reflected, as he went under the gateway, "what made me think that she would be sure not to be at home at that moment!
  • I don’t even know really whether there was any money," he added softly, as though reflecting.
  • I reflected that Avdotya Romanovna was after all a beggar (ach, excuse me, that’s not the word…. but does it matter if it expresses the meaning?
  • "Madam, madam, this incident does not reflect upon you!" he cried impressively, "no one would take upon himself to accuse you of being an instigator or even an accomplice in it, especially as you have proved her guilt by turning out her pockets, showing that you had no previous idea of it.
  • Of course, I reflected afterwards that such a question ought not really to arise, for there ought not to be fighting and in the future society fighting is unthinkable…. and that it would be a queer thing to seek for equality in fighting.

  • There are no more uses of "reflect" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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)
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading