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reflect
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  • It was after sunset; but the window-panes of the houses that looked to the west reflected the tawny gold of a great bank of clouds.
  • But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.

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  • Maria thought he was a colonel-looking gentleman and she reflected how much more polite he was than the young men who simply stared straight before them.
  • His black clothes were tightly buttoned on his short body and it was impossible to say whether he wore a clergyman’s collar or a layman’s, because the collar of his shabby frock-coat, the uncovered buttons of which reflected the candlelight, was turned up about his neck.
  • Mr. Hynes did not seem to remember at once the piece to which they were alluding, but, after reflecting a while, he said: "O, that thing is itů.

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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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