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reflection
as in:  After reflection, I think...


Upon reflection, I should have been more patient with her.
  careful thought — sometimes concerning memories
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Strongly Associated with:   reflect
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  • Upon reflection, I should have been more patient with her.
  • I need more time for reflection.
  • Accordingly I hid myself in some thick underwood, determining to devote the ensuing hours to reflection on my situation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • My mother and sister are home for 18:00—Reflection, a half hour of downtime before dinner.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • The tale was quickly told, but it awakened various trains of reflection.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Idleness had ever been irksome to me, and now that I wished to fly from reflection, and hated my former studies, I felt great relief in being the fellow-pupil with my friend, and found not only instruction but consolation in the works of the orientalists.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The interval was, consequently, spent in inaction; his grief only became more deep and rankling when he had leisure for reflection, and at length it took so fast hold of his mind that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Then again the kindly influence ceased to act—I found myself fettered again to grief and indulging in all the misery of reflection.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • After a long pause of reflection I concluded that the justice due both to him and my fellow creatures demanded of me that I should comply with his request.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • At first his countenance was illuminated with pleasure, but as he continued, thoughtfulness and sadness succeeded; at length, laying aside the instrument, he sat absorbed in reflection.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • At this time a slight sleep relieved me from the pain of reflection, which was disturbed by the approach of a beautiful child, who came running into the recess I had chosen, with all the sportiveness of infancy.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As I sat, a train of reflection occurred to me which led me to consider the effects of what I was now doing.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As the night advanced, a fierce wind arose from the woods and quickly dispersed the clouds that had loitered in the heavens; the blast tore along like a mighty avalanche and produced a kind of insanity in my spirits that burst all bounds of reason and reflection.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • This interfered with the solitude I coveted for the prosecution of my task; yet at the commencement of my journey the presence of my friend could in no way be an impediment, and truly I rejoiced that thus I should be saved many hours of lonely, maddening reflection.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I spoke; I told them to retire and consider of what had been said, that I would not lead them farther north if they strenuously desired the contrary, but that I hoped that, with reflection, their courage would return.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
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