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reflect -- as in: reflect in the mirror
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as in: reflect in the mirror Define
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • She saw her face reflected in his sunglasses.
  • The pond reflected her image.
  • Why is the writing on my t-shirt backwards when its reflected in a mirror?
  • Its fair lakes reflect a blue and gentle sky, and when troubled by the winds, their tumult is but as the play of a lively infant when compared to the roarings of the giant ocean.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • And the people listened, and their quiet eyes reflected the dying fire.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He stood up and scrutinized himself anxiously in the glass. The face reflected there was of a slightly military cast with a moustache.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Harry could see himself reflected in those misty eyes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I startle when I catch someone staring at me from only a few inches away and then realize it’s my own face reflecting back in the glass.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Slowly his eyes opened, and he looked at the sky reflecting in the water.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • She didn’t want to see herself reflected in his dark glasses.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Flora turned away from the computer and looked at William Spiver’s dark glasses and saw, again, her round-headed pajama-ed self reflected there.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Uncle John looked up to the sun-gold mountains, and the mountains were reflected in his eyes.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The image of the mountain and the light coming over it were reflected in their eyes.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The elf swayed slightly, stars reflected in his wide, shining eyes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • And here it was, beside the lake, reflected in the dark waters.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I cherished hope, it is true, but it vanished when I beheld my person reflected in water or my shadow in the moonshine, even as that frail image and that inconstant shade.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • On the fields the water stood, reflecting the gray sky, and the land whispered with moving water.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • There he was, reflected in it, white and scared-looking, and there, reflected behind him, were at least ten others.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • 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!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • There he was, reflected in it, white and scared-looking, and there, reflected behind him, were at least ten others.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Was he in fact in a room full of invisible people and this mirror’s trick was that it reflected them, invisible or not?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • In truth, I was occupied by gloomy thoughts and neither saw the descent of the evening star nor the golden sunrise reflected in the Rhine.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • And he saw the bright evening star reflected in her eyes, and he saw the black cloud reflected in her eyes.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • And he saw the bright evening star reflected in her eyes, and he saw the black cloud reflected in her eyes.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • As the light came, it was reflected on the water.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The moon had reached her summit in the heavens and was beginning to descend; the clouds swept across it swifter than the flight of the vulture and dimmed her rays, while the lake reflected the scene of the busy heavens, rendered still busier by the restless waves that were beginning to rise.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
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To see samples using other meanings of reflect, click a word sense below:
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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