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The Idiot
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  • They all stared at the girl, and I remember a wonderful attraction in the reflection that here was I sermonizing away, with the money in my own pocket all the while.
  • THE prince was very nervous as he reached the outer door; but he did his best to encourage himself with the reflection that the worst thing that could happen to him would be that he would not be received, or, perhaps, received, then laughed at for coming.

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  • This step was one of those things, however, which are not thought out, as a rule, but decided for or against hastily, and without much reflection.
  • He had drunk no wine, and appeared absorbed in reflection.
  • Well, au revoir, prince, I see I am keeping you, and boring you, too, interfering with your most interesting private reflections.
  • Vainly trying to comfort himself with these reflections, the prince reached the Ismailofsky barracks more dead than alive.
  • At sunset, on a lovely summer’s evening, my little old woman passes away—a thought, you will notice, which offers much food for reflection—and behold! instead of tears and prayers to start her on her last journey, she has insults and jeers from a young ensign, who stands before her with his hands in his pockets, making a terrible row about a soup tureen!’
  • "You should search your room and all the cupboards again," said the prince, after a moment or two of silent reflection.
  • "Well, it was clear enough all along," he said, after a moment’s reflection.
  • You would not have been able to keep it up, and would have ended by forgiving me," said the prince, after a pause for reflection, and with a pleasant smile.

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  • "But the trouble is," said the prince, after a slight pause for reflection, "that goodness only knows when this party will break up.
  • "Oh—I didn’t like to disturb you, prince, in the midst of your private and doubtless most interesting personal reflections.

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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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