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reflection -- as in: lit by the reflection
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as in: lit by the reflection Define
light seen after it bounces off a surface to another; or the process of bouncing light, sound, or other energy off of a surface
  • I watched the reflection of the sunlight in the underside of the pool umbrella.
  • Sunlight reflections played upon the palm leaves above the lagoon.
  • Bats hear the reflection of sound waves off of objects.
  • Radar works by recognizing the reflection of radar waves off of objects.

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  • Then he sat carefully on a fallen trunk near the little cliff that fronted the lagoon; and the tangled reflections quivered over him.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Once he caught sight of a flash of gold, but it was just a reflection from one of the Weasleys’ wristwatches,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • A scrap of roofing tin propped up near the fire acted as a stove and baked the biscuits with its hot reflection.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The palms that still stood made a green roof, covered on the underside with a quivering tangle of reflections from the lagoon.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Normally the underside of the green roof was lit by a tangle of golden reflections, and their faces were lit upside down—like, thought Ralph, when you hold an electric torch in your hands.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
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as in: my reflection in the mirror Define
an image (seen on a mirror or other shiny surface)
as in: lit by the reflection Define
light seen after it bounces off a surface to another; or the process of bouncing light, sound, or other energy off of a surface
as in: is a reflection of American values Define
representation, demonstration, or expression
as in: After reflection, I think... Define
careful thought -- sometimes concerning memories
as in: share my reflections about it Define
thoughts or memories
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