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reflect -- as in: reflect American Values
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as in: reflect American Values Define
represent, demonstrate, or express
  • Which choice best reflects the overall sequence of events in the passage?
  • The author used gloomy weather to help reflect a depressing situation.
  • The restaurant’s success reflects desire in the community to eat healthy food.
  • Her premature death reflects a broken health care system.

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  • We want the members of our police force to reflect the diversity of our community.
  • Those skinny models don’t reflect the customers who purchase our clothing.
  • Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty. When Jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we felt reflected upon his abilities and manliness.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harry looked at Ron and Hermione; their expressions reflected the mingled shock and gratitude he felt.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • As you know, it’s customary to reflect the flavor of the district. For the opening ceremonies, you’re supposed to wear something that suggests your district’s principal industry.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Harry looked up and saw his own shock reflected in Ron’s and Hermione’s faces.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter 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)
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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