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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "Now, I know myself, I am annoyed, I shall lose my temper and begin to quarrel—and lower myself and my ideas," he reflected.
  • "The monks were not to blame, in any case," he reflected, on the steps.

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  • He reflected that he would not find Ivan, who was so intimate a friend, with her, for Ivan was certainly now with his father.
  • So he must have come here, he reflected, simply to meet Dmitri by arrangement.
  • As soon as he reflected seriously he was convinced of the existence of God and immortality, and at once he instinctively said to himself: "I want to live for immortality, and I will accept no compromise."
  • He ought—he had reflected upon it the evening before—from simple politeness, since it was the custom here, to have gone up to receive the elder’s blessing, even if he did not kiss his hand.
  • It was very late, but Ivan was still awake and reflecting.
  • Once or twice in my life I’ve seen such a look in a man’s face . reflecting as it were his future fate, and that fate, alas, came to pass.
  • He sat, not reflecting but, as it were, terror-stricken, benumbed.
  • "Yes," said the prosecutor thoughtfully, as though reflecting on something.

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  • He was aggrieved and annoyed, though he might have reflected that each of them was just passing through a spiritual crisis such as does not come often in a lifetime.
  • "That boy, Nikolay Parfenovitch, to whom I was talking nonsense about women only a few days ago, and that sickly prosecutor are not worth my telling this to," he reflected mournfully.
  • The youth involuntarily reflects: ’But did he love me when he begot me?’ he asks, wondering more and more.
  • They remembered that then, as now, he had had a bundle of hundred-rouble notes in his hand, and had scattered them at random, without bargaining, without reflecting, or caring to reflect what use so much wine and provisions would be to him.
  • Some of those present may perhaps have inwardly noticed it, only to reflect that the anticipation of decay and corruption from the body of such a saint was an actual absurdity, calling for compassion (if not a smile) for the lack of faith and the frivolity it implied.
  • They remembered that then, as now, he had had a bundle of hundred-rouble notes in his hand, and had scattered them at random, without bargaining, without reflecting, or caring to reflect what use so much wine and provisions would be to him.
  • He stood still and seemed to reflect.
  • I’ve only just been reflecting for the thirtieth time what a good thing it is I refused you and shall not be your wife.
  • Every line of his puckered face reflected the insult he had just received.
  • For what would have happened, I reflected, what would have happened after my hosannah?
  • The question now is, my young thinker reflected, is it possible that such a period will ever come?
  • In this condition he suddenly heard of Smerdyakov’s death, and at once reflected, ’The man is dead, I can throw the blame on him and save my brother.
  • All because it was Karamazov, not Smerdyakov, he didn’t think, he didn’t reflect, and how should he?
  • What’s more, perhaps, that one memory may keep him from great evil and he will reflect and say, ’Yes, I was good and brave and honest then!’
  • Alyosha reflected that it was better to accede to the mamma’s request, or else she would be sending down to Lise’s room every minute that he was there.
  • So, taking that into consideration, Ivan Fyodorovitch, reflect that then neither Dmitri Fyodorovitch nor yourself and your brother, Alexey Fyodorovitch, would have anything after the master’s death, not a rouble, for Agrafena Alexandrovna would marry him simply to get hold of the whole, all the money there is.
  • Later on, of course, I reflected and remembered that she had been very far from laughing at me; on the contrary, she used to turn off any love-making on my part with a jest and begin talking of other subjects; but at that moment I was incapable of reflecting and was all eagerness for revenge.
  • Later on, of course, I reflected and remembered that she had been very far from laughing at me; on the contrary, she used to turn off any love-making on my part with a jest and begin talking of other subjects; but at that moment I was incapable of reflecting and was all eagerness for revenge.
  • At first he was worried at the arrest of the servant, but his illness and death soon set his mind at rest, for the man’s death was apparently (so he reflected at the time) not owing to his arrest or his fright, but a chill he had taken on the day he ran away, when he had lain all night dead drunk on the damp ground.
  • It’s a good thing he’s smoking a pipe," he reflected.
  • "Perhaps I am exaggerating, but it seems to me that certain fundamental features of the educated class of to-day are reflected in this family picture—only, of course, in miniature, ’like the sun in a drop of water.’
  • "If I had not taken my decision so firmly for to-morrow," he reflected with satisfaction, "I should not have stayed a whole hour to look after the peasant, but should have passed by, without caring about his being frozen.

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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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