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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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as in: reflect in the mirror Define
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • Harry sat up and examined the jagged piece on which he had cut himself, seeing nothing but his own bright green eye reflected back at him.
  • He glanced over his shoulder, but the wall was a sickly peach color of Aunt Petunia’s choosing: There was nothing blue there for the mirror to reflect.

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  • The elf swayed slightly, stars reflected in his wide, shining eyes.
  • And here it was, beside the lake, reflected in the dark waters.
  • His eyes were wide, and the Riddle-Harry and the Riddle-Hermione were reflected in them, their hair swirling like flames, their eyes shining red, their voices lifted in an evil duet.
  • As their eyes grew accustomed to the lack of light, they were drawn upward to the strangest feature of the scene: an apparently unconscious human figure hanging upside down over the table, revolving slowly as if suspended by an invisible rope, and reflected in the mirror and in the bare, polished surface of the table below.
  • He tilted the shard of mirror this way and that, and saw nothing reflected there but the walls and ceiling of their prison, and upstairs Hermione was screaming worse than ever, and next to him Ron was bellowing, "HERMIONE!"

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  • She saw her face reflected in his sunglasses.
  • The pond reflected her image.

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as in: reflect American Values Define
represent, demonstrate, or express
  • Harry looked at Ron and Hermione; their expressions reflected the mingled shock and gratitude he felt.
  • Harry looked up and saw his own shock reflected in Ron’s and Hermione’s faces.

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  • Which choice best reflects the overall sequence of events in the passage?
  • The author used gloomy weather to help reflect a depressing situation.

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as in: reflect the light/heat/sound Define
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • the landscape seemed to grow larger and more detailed as he squinted over the side of the dragon, and he wondered whether it had divined the presence of fresh water by the flashes of reflected sunlight.
  • The ice reflected his distorted shadow and the beam of wandlight, but deep below the thick, misty gray carapace, something else glinted.

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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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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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