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reflect
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • After another reflective silence, Tom said: "Hucky, you sure you can keep mum?"

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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
  • And it flattered her to reflect that she had discovered that the shirt was dry without anybody knowing that that was what she had in her mind.
  • He reflected further.

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  • They did not know that the quicker a fresh-water fish is on the fire after he is caught the better he is; and they reflected little upon what a sauce open-air sleeping, open-air exercise, bathing, and a large ingredient of hunger make, too.
  • Then Becky reflected a moment and said: "But what will mamma say?"
  • The peaceful face reflected somewhat of peace and healing into his own spirit, and his thoughts wandered away to bygone times and dreamy memories.

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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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