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reflection
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The philosophic reflections he had just heard so unexpectedly testified to the warmth of Father Paissy’s heart.
  • But on reflection, you know, I’d better speak quietly, for here—here—you can never tell what ears are listening.

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  • And now all these doubts and reflections flitted through his mind as he entered the drawing-room.
  • A physiognomist studying his face would have said that there was no thought in it, no reflection, but only a sort of contemplation.
  • He wound up his reflections with that line.
  • But Grigory waked up in the night, quite suddenly, and, after a moment’s reflection, though he immediately felt a sharp pain in his back, he sat up in bed.
  • Philosophical reflections again?
  • But he was incapable of that reflection.
  • If she had had but a little time for reflection she would not have given such evidence.
  • It was unreflecting of him, but it was just his irresponsible want of reflection that made him so confident that his father would give him the money, that he would get it, and so could always dispatch the money entrusted to him and repay the debt.

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  • "Allow me to ask," began the counsel for the defense, with the most affable and even respectful smile, "you are, of course, the same Mr. Rakitin whose pamphlet, The Life of the Deceased Elder, Father Zossima, published by the diocesan authorities, full of profound and religious reflections and preceded by an excellent and devout dedication to the bishop, I have just read with such pleasure?"
  • "Alyosha," laughed Ivan, "don’t make reflections about love, it’s unseemly for you.
  • He slowly ceased speaking; then suddenly, as though on reflection, added: "And look here again.
  • (i) Of Hell and Hell Fire, a Mystic Reflection Fathers and teachers, I ponder, "What is hell?"

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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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