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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • He strode to the mirror and examined himself; it was a few moments before he noticed Harry, Ron, and Hermione reflected over his shoulder.
  • He reflected uncomfortably that Hermione would have suggested he say something consoling about Sirius to her, that it hadn’t been her fault at all, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it.

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  • Harry stowed it regretfully back in his bag, reflecting that it would have been nice to wear it just to avoid all the staring, which seemed to have increased in intensity even since he had last walked down the train.
  • This was, Harry reflected in the darkness, the third time that he had been brought to the hospital wing because of a Quidditch injury.
  • As for the fact that Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle appeared to be going their dif-ferent ways when they were usually inseparable, these things happened as people got older — Ron and Hermione, Harry reflected sadly, were living proof.
  • Fawkes the phoenix looked round, his bright black eyes gleaming with reflected gold from the sunset beyond the window.
  • A misty greenish light shone far away in what looked like the mid-dle of the lake; it was reflected in the completely still water below.
  • Harry looked down and saw the reflected gold of his wandlight sparkling and glittering on the black water as they passed.
  • Harry saw his face reflected, upside down, in the smooth surface of the green potion.
  • Harry hesitated, looking into the blue eyes that had turned green in the reflected light of the basin.

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  • Then I’ve got to track down the rest of the Horcruxes, haven’t I?’ said Harry, his eyes upon Dumbledore’s white tomb, reflected in the water on the other side of the lake.
  • In spite of all the temptation you have endured, all the suffering, you remain pure of heart, just as pure as you were at the age of eleven, when you stared into a mir-ror that reflected your heart’s desire, and it showed you only the way to thwart Lord Voldemort, and not immortality or riches.

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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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