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The Giver
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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • The evening proceeded as all evenings did in the family unit, in the dwelling, in the community: quiet, reflective, a time for renewal and preparation for the day to come.
    p.25.9

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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
  • But each such error reflected negatively on his parents’ guidance and infringed on the community’s sense of order and success.
    p.45.9
  • They won’t call attention to my rudeness because it would reflect on their parenting.
    p.159.9

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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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