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  • Why is the writing on my t-shirt backwards when its reflected in a mirror?
  • The pond reflected her image.
    reflected = showed back
  • The door opens into a sterile-smelling hall with bright-white walls and white-tile floors that reflect us.   (source)
    reflect = show an image back (as on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • Mother described my father as bipolar. It was the exact disorder that I myself suspected. It was my word, not hers. Then I wonder if perhaps my mother, who had always reflected so perfectly the will of my father, had that night merely been reflecting mine.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back (a mirror image) (figuratively)
  • A great blue heron is the color of gray mist reflecting in blue water.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back
  • Usually I just see myself reflected, but once in a while I can see him.   (source)
    reflected = shown back (an image on a mirror)
  • The ocean stretched out in all directions in glossy smoothness, regarding the sky and reflecting its image in crystalline perfection.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  •   If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply;
      Reflecting the sun and all that's gone by.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing light back
  • Harry could see himself reflected in those misty eyes.   (source)
    reflected = shown back
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  • In the glass doors I could see us reflected: our royal blue velvet dresses with the lace collars, our white faces, our pale hair parted in the middle, our pale hands folded in our laps.   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image shown back)
  • Davis had paused the movie in the midst of a starfighter battle, and the bright light from a suspended explosion was reflected in his glasses as he turned to me.   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image)
  • "You see your world reflected in a mirror, but I have another mirror," Lale says.   (source)
    reflected = shined back (a mirror image) (figuratively)
  • Slowly his eyes opened, and he looked at the sky reflecting in the water.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • The mirror was suddenly empty, reflecting only the room.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back
  •   "There's a well behind the house," said Hannah. "Draw some water and wash thy face, child."
      Kit let the bucket down, leaning over to watch it meet the far-off circle of reflected sky.   (source)
    reflected = shown back (an image as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • Montag, falling flat, going down, saw or felt, or imagined he saw or felt the walls go dark in Millie's face, heard her screaming, because in the millionth part of time left, she saw her own face reflected there, in a mirror instead of a crystal ball, and it was such a wildly empty face, all by itself in the room, touching nothing, starved and eating of itself, that at last she recognized it as her own and looked quickly up at the ceiling as it and the entire structure of the hotel…   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image back)
  • She didn't want to see herself reflected in his dark glasses.   (source)
    reflected = shown back
  • He stood up and scrutinized himself anxiously in the glass. The face reflected there was of a slightly military cast with a moustache.   (source)
    reflected = shown (back)
  • And the people listened, and their quiet eyes reflected the dying fire.   (source)
    reflected = showed
  • He throws no shadow, he make in the mirror no reflect, as again Jonathan observe.   (source)
    reflect = image (shown back)
  • My imagination was a tarnished mirror. It would not reflect, or only with miserable dimness, the figures with which I did my best to people it.   (source)
    reflect = shine back an image
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image back)
  • The elf swayed slightly, stars reflected in his wide, shining eyes.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • Then she looked into the girl's eyes, in which she herself was reflected as just another kid.   (source)
    reflected = shown back (an image as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • "Focus your will and think heavy thoughts," shouted the general, "or you will be reflected out!"   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • They were reflected out of the Continuum.   (source)
  • And here it was, beside the lake, reflected in the dark waters.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = shown (back)
  • I checked my rearview mirror to pull onto the highway, then reached up and shoved the mirror downward so it reflected Shawn's face, blank and bloodied.   (source)
    reflected = showed (an image back of)
  • There he was, reflected in it, white and scared-looking, and there, reflected behind him, were at least ten others.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • 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.   (source)
  • I could see the stone nymph, foreshortened; the moon was reflected in her lily pond, and she was dipping her toes into its cold light.   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image)
  • Mother described my father as bipolar. It was the exact disorder that I myself suspected. It was my word, not hers. Then I wonder if perhaps my mother, who had always reflected so perfectly the will of my father, had that night merely been reflecting mine.   (source)
    reflected = shined back (a mirror image) (figuratively)
  • As if reflected in the cheap artifact, Ma's red mouth and dark eyes were clearer than they'd been in years.   (source)
    reflected = shown back (an image as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • Was he in fact in a room full of invisible people and this mirror's trick was that it reflected them, invisible or not?   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • Standing at sunset on the graceful new Jubilee Bridge which curves like a rainbow of wrought-iron lace over the gushing cascades of the Louveteau River, one views an enchanting faeryland as the lights of the Chase button factory wink on, and are reflected in the sparkling waters.   (source)
    reflected = shown (back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflect = show back (an image)
  • Unable to maintain their equilibrium inside the Continuum, they were sucked from its main artery and reflected out of looking glasses.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • When her lagoon opened before them, the delicate details of every mossy branch and brilliant leaf reflected in the clear dark water.   (source)
    reflected = shown back (an image as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • The town wharf, draped in frayed ropes and old pelicans, jutted into the small bay, whose water, when calm, reflected the reds and yellows of shrimp boats.   (source)
    reflected = showed back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • In Queendom Speramus states: "As a body underwater tends to rise to the surface, a body entering a looking glass wants to be reflected out."   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • He held the looking glass at an angle, aiming it so that it reflected a small portion of the Continuum, regenerating it.   (source)
    reflected = showed (an image back of)
  • 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!"   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • The boat must have drifted too close to the oak, because right then a great horned owl, plump and cushy as a down pillow, dropped from the tree on reaching wings, then stroked slow and easy across the lagoon, his breast feathers reflecting soft patterns on the water.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • An inexperienced traveler might enter a looking glass in his own home, thinking to pay a visit to a friend across town, only to be reflected out of a looking glass at his next-door neighbor's house.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • Theoretically, it was possible for inexperienced Continuum travelers to discover the rebels' emergency portal; they could have been inadvertently reflected out of it.   (source)
  • Unfocused looking glasses allowed travelers to choose their own destinations, provided that there were looking glasses at those destinations out of which they could be reflected.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • The camp was protected by a Stonehenge of massive, intricately balanced mirrors reflecting the sky and forest, an unending vista of foliage and clouds to confuse the not-quite-all-seeing eye of Redd's imagination, as well as any of The Cut who happened to be dealt through the forest.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back
  • Before the two remaining Glass Eyes could regain their equilibrium, Dodge relaxed, surrendered his body to the pull of the nearest looking glass, and was sucked up out of the Continuum, reflected out of a glass in the lobby of an apartment building.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • The traveler might then enter his next-door neighbor's looking glass, only to be reflected out at the house next door to his next-door neighbor, and so on and so on until he reached his friend across town.   (source)
  • Wonderlanders, struggling to get out of his way, were sucked up through crystal byways and reflected out of looking glasses into seedy restaurants or the homes of strangers-looking glasses out of which they had never meant to be reflected, on their way to other destinations.   (source)
  • As fragments of mirror scattered and fell, Dodge squeezed his entire body back into the Continuum through a reflective sliver no larger than a jabberwock's toe-a feat the Glass Eyes hadn't mastered, for when they tried, they couldn't get their entire bodies into the Continuum, only those parts that had been reflected in the fragment.   (source)
    reflected = shown (back)
  • On the fields the water stood, reflecting the gray sky, and the land whispered with moving water.   (source)
    reflecting = showing back
  • The image of the mountain and the light coming over it were reflected in their eyes.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • Uncle John looked up to the sun-gold mountains, and the mountains were reflected in his eyes.   (source)
  • As the light came, it was reflected on the water.   (source)
  • And he saw the bright evening star reflected in her eyes, and he saw the black cloud reflected in her eyes.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflect = shine back an image of
  • In the brook, again, was the fantastic beauty of the image, with its reflected frown, its pointed finger, and imperious gesture, giving emphasis to the aspect of little Pearl.   (source)
    reflected = shown back
  • The child turned her eyes to the point indicated, and there lay the scarlet letter so close upon the margin of the stream that the gold embroidery was reflected in it.   (source)
    reflected = shown (back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • Just where she had paused, the brook chanced to form a pool so smooth and quiet that it reflected a perfect image of her little figure, with all the brilliant picturesqueness of her beauty, in its adornment of flowers and wreathed foliage, but more refined and spiritualized than the reality.   (source)
    reflected = showed (an image back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = shown (an image back)
  • That look of naughty merriment was likewise reflected in the mirror, with so much breadth and intensity of effect, that it made Hester Prynne feel as if it could not be the image of her own child, but of an imp who was seeking to mould itself into Pearl's shape.   (source)
    reflected = shown (a scene back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflected = showed or shown (back)
  • 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.   (source)
    reflects = shows back
  • The window reflecting my image becomes bright, and as the glass turns into a mirror, I see little Charlie Gordon—fourteen or fifteen—looking out at me through the window of his house, and it's doubly strange to realize how different he was….   (source)
    reflecting = showing back (as from a mirror)
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  • Those skinny models don't reflect the customers who purchase our clothing.
    reflect = represent
  • We want the members of our police force to reflect the diversity of our community.
  • Her premature death reflects a broken health care system.
    reflects = demonstrates or represents
  • The restaurant's success reflects desire in the community to eat healthy food.
    reflects = demonstrates
  • Harry looked at Ron and Hermione; their expressions reflected the mingled shock and gratitude he felt.   (source)
    reflected = expressed
  • 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.   (source)
    reflect = represent, demonstrate, or express
  • I understood the story ended because Anna died or got too sick to write and this midsentence thing was supposed to reflect how life really ends and whatever, but there were characters other than Anna in the story, and it seemed unfair that I would never find out what happened to them.   (source)
    reflect = show
  • His expression reflected both disbelief and humiliation.   (source)
    reflected = showed
  • It would reflect only a tiny fraction of the crimes that POWs said Watanabe had committed; Louie's accusations of myriad attacks would make up only one count.   (source)
    reflect = show
  • This correspondence, as one might expect, reflected sharply divergent points of view: Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; others fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity...   (source)
    reflected = expressed
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  • The caterpillars' prophecies were always so vague. Sometimes their visions reflected only possibilities, the dark wishes of those who never planned to carry them out. But she couldn't take a chance, not when it concerned Redd.   (source)
    reflected = showed
  • I glanced at Van Helsing, and saw my conviction reflected in his eyes, so I became a little more fixed in my manner, if not more stern, and motioned to him that his efforts were unavailing.   (source)
    reflected = expressed
  • Harry looked up and saw his own shock reflected in Ron's and Hermione's faces.   (source)
  • In an unobstructed sky the clouds seem more massive, sometimes grandly reflecting the earth's curvature on their concave undersides.   (source)
  • Maybe the fear and nausea was no longer a sea to drown in, but only a pool of water reflecting the past alongside the now.   (source)
    reflecting = showing
  • 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. He was much older than the parents of our school contemporaries,   (source)
    reflected = showed
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  • I've led a hectic life, but when I retire I want to slow down, reflect, and possibly write a book with some of my reflections.
    reflect = think carefully
  • I need more time to reflect.
  • As I reflect on my life, I realize that it's relationships that matter most.
  • Walt, in a reflective mood, has had little to say, but he appears more at ease than he has in many days.   (source)
    reflective = thoughtful
  • Too often (I reflected, thinking of Sabrina) they display only thoughtless ingratitude.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • Now, when I reflect on my mother's words, remembering the way they appeared as if by magic on the screen, one detail stands above the rest: that Mother described my father as bipolar.   (source)
    reflect = think back
  • When you reflect on this past year, I want you all to look at where you are now and where you've been.   (source)
    reflect = think carefully
  • "Sometimes you just need to dig for the sake of digging," Bob reflects.   (source)
    reflects = expresses a thought
  • The evening proceeded as all evenings did in the family unit, in the dwelling, in the community: quiet, reflective, a time for renewal and preparation for the day to come.   (source)
    reflective = thoughtful
  • "Well," she said, pausing for a moment to reflect, "then get your hands on some arsenic."   (source)
    reflect = think
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  • Lale reflects that this is how he will look tomorrow when the life has been strangled from him.   (source)
    reflects = thinks
  • I was wearing my pink Sunday dress, shoes, and a petticoat, and reflected that if I spilled anything Calpurnia would have to wash my dress again for tomorrow.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • After all, I reflected to myself, people were shooting flames into caves and grilling other people alive, ships were being torpedoed and dropping thousands of men in the icy ocean, whole city blocks were exploding into flame in an instant.   (source)
  • After the temper subsides and one has a moment to calmly reflect, it isn't uncommon for declarations shouted in a fit of rage to strike one as untrue, and because they may have been hurtful to family, friends, lovers, husbands, or wives, one wishes them unsaid.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • John is a part of the family already, she reflected. We have all come to love him.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • He was already dead, he reflected.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • Constance Culmington, he reflected to himself, was exactly the sort of woman who would buy an island and surround herself with mystery!   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • Which was, the Controller reflected, quite possibly true.   (source)
  • But so long as we have to stay here in the field, the front-line days, when they are past, sink down in us like a stone; they are too grievous for us to be able to reflect on them at once.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • "I wonder," I said reflectively, "what an elephant's soul is like!"   (source)
    reflectively = thoughtfully
  • She stood by the back door reflecting on these gloomy possibilities, her eyes fixed on the water-butt.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking carefully
  • She reflected several seconds, making her calculations and wondering also what sum she could ask without drawing on herself an immediate refusal and a frightened exclamation from the economical clerk.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • This reply troubled him; and, after reflecting a few moments, he turned to me, and said I should hire my time no longer; that the next thing he should know of, I would be running away.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • Yet it is terrible to reflect that the lives of all these men are endangered through me.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • Tom listened with some shame and some sorrow; but escaping as quickly as possible, could soon with cheerful selfishness reflect, firstly, that he had not been half so much in debt as some of his friends; secondly, that his father had made a most tiresome piece of work of it; and, thirdly, that the future incumbent, whoever he might be, would, in all probability, die very soon.   (source)
  • I paused some time to reflect on all he had related and the various arguments which he had employed.   (source)
    reflect = think carefully
  • Astounding to reflect that this girlfriend was in fact Myra.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • "I thought he'd be fine in the end," she reflects.   (source)
    reflects = remembers while sharing thoughts
  • Now some men, Kit reflected, could pick up a ball of yarn without looking ridiculous.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • Reflecting on it now I'm amazed by it, not by what happened, but that I wrote what happened.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking carefully
  • When I surveyed the damage there were only seven or eight red marks, and I was reflecting upon relativity when someone knocked on the door.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • I stood there pitying Mr. Ludsbury for his fatal thinness and reflecting that after all he had always had a gullible side.   (source)
  • When I reflect on that moment now, the image blurs, reconstituting itself into that of a zealous knight astride a steed, charging into an imaginary battle, striking at shadows, hacking into thin air.   (source)
    reflect = think carefully
  • I reflected that if Miss Maudie broke down and gave it to her, Miss Stephanie couldn't follow it anyway.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • John took off his hat, leaned his elbows on the fencepost and stood gazing reflectively back at the Meadows, the wind stirring his fair hair.   (source)
    reflectively = thoughtfully
  • In trying to understand McCandless, I inevitably came to reflect on other, larger subjects as well: the grip wilderness has on the American imagination, the allure high-risk activities hold for young men of a certain mind, the complicated, highly charged bond that exists between fathers and sons.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • I wondered if Mr. Avery knew how hopefully we had watched last summer for him to repeat his performance, and reflected that if this was our reward, there was something to say for sin.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • "Chris was good at almost everything he ever tried," Walt reflects, "which made him supremely overconfident."   (source)
    reflects = remembers while sharing thoughts
  • Reflecting on it now, I'm not sure the injury changed him that much, but I convinced myself that it had, and that any cruelty on his part was entirely new I can read my journals from this period and trace the evolution—of a young girl rewriting her history.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking carefully
  • "You could tell right away that Alex was intelligent," Wester-berg reflects, draining his third drink.   (source)
    reflects = remembers while sharing thoughts
  • "I was always getting on Mom and Dad's case because they worked all the time and were never around," she reflects with a self-mocking laugh, "and now look at me: I'm doing the same thing."   (source)
  • That, he reflected, might almost have been a transcription from one of the Party textbooks.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • "Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs.   (source)
    reflectively = while thinking or remembering
  • She amused herself by reflecting on the means he might employ.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • Mr. Justice Wargrave reflected on the subject of Constance Culmington.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • He had still, he reflected, not learned the ultimate secret.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had been actually destroyed.   (source)
  • Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system.   (source)
  • But now me great moment had come–the greatest, Darwin Bonaparte had time to reflect, as he moved among his instruments, the greatest since his taking of the famous all-howling stereoscopic feely of the gorillas' wedding.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • Lombard reflected a minute.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • Then suddenly he found himself reflecting that he had only to take hold of the zipper at her neck and give one long, strong pull…   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • He did not see that the continuity of an oligarchy need not be physical, nor did he pause to reflect that hereditary aristocracies have always been shortlived, whereas adoptive organizations such as the Catholic Church have sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years.   (source)
    reflect = think carefully
  • And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • Within twenty years at the most, he reflected, the huge and simple question, 'Was life better before the Revolution than it is now?' would have ceased once and for all to be answerable.   (source)
  • The frightening thing, he reflected for the ten thousandth time as he forced his shoulders painfully backward (with hands on hips, they were gyrating their bodies from the waist, an exercise that was supposed to be good for the back muscles) — the frightening thing was that it might all be true.   (source)
  • This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that YOU are the cause of its excess.   (source)
    reflect = think
  • As to him, he reflected that he must be at the ministry at ten o'clock that morning.   (source)
    reflected = thought carefully
  • But I paused when I reflected on the story that I had to tell.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.   (source)
  • Reflecting and doubting, and feeling that the possession of what she had so much wished for did not bring much satisfaction, she now walked home again, with a change rather than a diminution of cares since her treading that path before.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • He went for a fortnight--a fortnight of such dullness to the Miss Bertrams as ought to have put them both on their guard, and made even Julia admit, in her jealousy of her sister, the absolute necessity of distrusting his attentions, and wishing him not to return; and a fortnight of sufficient leisure, in the intervals of shooting and sleeping, to have convinced the gentleman that he ought to keep longer away, had he been more in the habit of examining his own motives, and of reflecting to what the indulgence of his idle vanity was tending; but, thoughtless and selfish from prosperity and bad example, he would not look beyond the present moment.   (source)
  • "Why do you call to my remembrance," I rejoined, "circumstances of which I shudder to reflect, that I have been the miserable origin and author?"   (source)
    reflect = think
  • I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony.   (source)
  • My rage is unspeakable when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists.   (source)
  • I turned with loathing from the woman who could utter so unfeeling a speech to a person just saved, on the very edge of death; but I felt languid and unable to reflect on all that had passed.   (source)
  • This idea plunged me into a reverie so despairing and frightful that even now, when the scene is on the point of closing before me forever, I shudder to reflect on it.   (source)
  • As the memory of past misfortunes pressed upon me, I began to reflect on their cause—the monster whom I had created, the miserable daemon whom I had sent abroad into the world for my destruction.   (source)
  • "When I reflect, my dear cousin," said she, "on the miserable death of Justine Moritz, I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me."   (source)
  • The idea of renewing my labours did not for one instant occur to me; the threat I had heard weighed on my thoughts, but I did not reflect that a voluntary act of mine could avert it.   (source)
  • I saw an insurmountable barrier placed between me and my fellow men; this barrier was sealed with the blood of William and Justine, and to reflect on the events connected with those names filled my soul with anguish.   (source)
  • Yet, before I departed, there was a task to perform, on which I shuddered to reflect; I must pack up my chemical instruments, and for that purpose I must enter the room which had been the scene of my odious work, and I must handle those utensils the sight of which was sickening to me.   (source)
  • Nor did my hate long confine itself to useless wishes; I began to reflect on the best means of securing him; and for this purpose, about a month after my release, I repaired to a criminal judge in the town and told him that I had an accusation to make, that I knew the destroyer of my family, and that I required him to exert his whole authority for the apprehension of the murderer.   (source)
  • I do not know that the relation of my disasters will be useful to you; yet, when I reflect that you are pursuing the same course, exposing yourself to the same dangers which have rendered me what I am, I imagine that you may deduce an apt moral from my tale, one that may direct you if you succeed in your undertaking and console you in case of failure.   (source)
  • The sleep into which I now sank refreshed me; and when I awoke, I again felt as if I belonged to a race of human beings like myself, and I began to reflect upon what had passed with greater composure; yet still the words of the fiend rang in my ears like a death-knell; they appeared like a dream, yet distinct and oppressive as a reality.   (source)
  • I then reflected, and the thought made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive and walking about.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • I remembered only, and it was with a bitter anguish that I reflected on it, to order that my chemical instruments should be packed to go with me.   (source)
  • I hailed the darkness that shut Ireland from my sight, and my pulse beat with a feverish joy when I reflected that I should soon see Geneva.   (source)
  • But again when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger, and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects.   (source)
  • When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors.   (source)
  • I was overcome by gloom and misery and often reflected I had better seek death than desire to remain in a world which to me was replete with wretchedness.   (source)
  • I reflected on this, and by touching the various branches, I discovered the cause and busied myself in collecting a great quantity of wood, that I might dry it and have a plentiful supply of fire.   (source)
  • There were women weeping around; I hung over it and joined my sad tears to theirs; all this time no distinct idea presented itself to my mind, but my thoughts rambled to various subjects, reflecting confusedly on my misfortunes and their cause.   (source)
    reflecting = thinking
  • I passed an hour in this state of mind, when suddenly I reflected how fearful the combat which I momentarily expected would be to my wife, and I earnestly entreated her to retire, resolving not to join her until I had obtained some knowledge as to the situation of my enemy.   (source)
    reflected = thought
  • With trembling hand I conveyed the instruments out of the room, but I reflected that I ought not to leave the relics of my work to excite the horror and suspicion of the peasants; and I accordingly put them into a basket, with a great quantity of stones, and laying them up, determined to throw them into the sea that very night; and in the meantime I sat upon the beach, employed in cleaning and arranging my chemical apparatus.   (source)
  • But none of them had ever uttered such unreflective tripe.   (source)
    unreflective = unthinking
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unreflective means not and reverses the meaning of reflective. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
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  • Winning the national championship would reflect positively on the whole school.
  • The inaccurate report reflected poorly on the newspaper.
    reflected = influenced opinion (as specified)
  • Funny, in the arena, when I poured out those berries, I was only thinking of outsmarting the Gamemakers, not how my actions would reflect on the Capitol.   (source)
    reflect = influence opinion about
  • But each such error reflected negatively on his parents' guidance and infringed on the community's sense of order and success.   (source)
    reflected = influenced opinion
  • She put me on the list of organizers, not only to keep me hopping but because it would reflect well on Richard.   (source)
    reflect = influence opinion
  • Every son reflects upon his mother.   (source)
    reflects = influences opinion
  • Oh, it's sad, very sad that the old adage has been confirmed for the umpteenth time: "What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does reflects on all Jews."   (source)
  • I cannot, before Mr. Yates, speak what I feel as to this play, without reflecting on his friends at Ecclesford; but I must now, my dear Maria, tell you, that I think it exceedingly unfit for private representation, and that I hope you will give it up.   (source)
    reflecting = indirectly voicing opinion
  • They won't call attention to my rudeness because it would reflect on their parenting.   (source)
    reflect = influence opinion
  • A fifteen-year-old running away from home like that — it would reflect badly on the family.   (source)
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  • We get an echo when the sound reflects off of the canyon walls.
    reflects = bounces back
  • I wear a reflective jacket when I bicycle at night.
    reflective = having the characteristic of bouncing back light
  • Reflective highway signs save lives.
  • Eventually, I give in and slide into the sleeping bag with Peeta. It's toasty warm and I snuggle down gratefully until I realize it's more than warm, it's overly hot because the bag is reflecting back his fever.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back (rather than the heat leaving the bag, it stays within it)
  • He looked smaller in his office than he did in the lecture hall, and more shiny: the light above his desk reflected off his head and glasses.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • Reflecting sunlight, they swirled and sailed and fluttered on the wind drafts.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • In the morning the sun reflected off the top of Tor Ghar; when we got up for the fair prayers, the first of our five daily prayers, we would look left and see the golden peak of Spin Ghar lit with the first rays of the sun like a white lady wearing a jumar tika—a gold chain on her forehead.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • The sun, reflecting off the shiny bus, glinted in Esperanza's eyes.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • When we were children, Hassan and I used to climb the poplar trees in the driveway of my father's house and annoy our neighbors by reflecting sunlight into their homes with a shard of mirror.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing back)
  • Poor old Venus didn't even make her own light, Dad said. She shone only from reflected light.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
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  • It must have been a burst of heat lightning, he thought, reflecting off the low clouds.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing back)
  • Searchlights swung about, their beams reflecting off the clouds and back onto the ground, illuminating scores of Japanese, wearing only fundoshi undergarments, sprinting around in confusion.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • The bright sun reflected off the side mirror of the truck, and Stanley had to shield his eyes with his hand.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • At the end of this path I could see something shiny and metallic reflecting the moonlight.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing back)
  • For, on the old beamed ceiling of the parlor, streaks of light swam and danced and wavered like a bright mirage, reflected through the windows from the sunlit surface of the pond.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • He throws out radiance, it must be reflected sun.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • But he liked the way the obsidian reflected his light, the way its slick surfaces caught fire as he passed.   (source)
  • The glass building above the Pit reflects sunlight into my eyes.   (source)
    reflects = shines (bounces back)
  • The glowing embers cast faint shadows into the surrounding night, and under the trees, a large set of eyes reflected the light, staring patiently out of the darkness.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • The late afternoon light had a greenish cast which the blank windows reflected in a sinister way.   (source)
  • He was a thin leathery man with colorless eyes, so colorless they did not reflect light.   (source)
    reflect = shine (bounce back)
  • There was a street light behind me somewhere through the trees and the windows of the Infirmary dimly reflected it.   (source)
    reflected = shined back (the light from)
  • Okonkwo's wives had scrubbed the walls and the huts with red earth until they reflected light.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • The smooth turquoise amphitheater had suffered damage in an air raid, as had the public works towers and spires sporting fiery, reflective pyrite skin.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of shining back light that falls upon it
  • the landscape seemed to grow larger and more detailed as he squinted over the side of the dragon, and he wondered whether it had divined the presence of fresh water by the flashes of reflected sunlight.   (source)
    reflected = bounced back
  • The setting sun was illuminating each blade of grass. It was reflecting off the girl's glasses, making a halo of light around the girl's round head, setting the whole world on fire.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing back)
  • The clouds above Tokyo hung low, reflecting dull red back at the city, but a breeze was now blowing, he felt it on his skin and in his hair, a sense of brine and slight chill.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing light)
  • Lenina was lucky; lucky in having shared with Bernard a generous portion of the Savage's immense celebrity, lucky in reflecting from her insignificant person the moment's supremely fashionable glory.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • The front was broken by a line of French windows, glowing now with reflected gold and wide open to the warm windy afternoon, and Tom Buchanan in riding clothes was standing with his legs apart on the front porch.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • Two red chickens on the ground flamed with reflected light.   (source)
    reflected = bounced back
  • Then, ere the great dark came upon us, for even after down sun the heavens reflected the gone sun on the snow, and all was for a time in a great twilight.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • The crisp leaves of holly, mistletoe, and ivy reflected back the light, as if so many little mirrors had been scattered there; and such a mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney, as that dull petrification of a hearth had never known in Scrooge's time, or Marley's, or for many and many a winter season gone.   (source)
  • One of the most incredible characteristics she named "gain reflectivity."†   (source)
  • Although sharp and glittering and useful for cutting glass, they shine with reflected light only.   (source)
    reflected = show light
  • The floor of my hall wet with blood, reflecting the moon.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back (the light of)
  • Images from the TV reflected in his green eyes as he watched, stone-faced, rocking back and forth.   (source)
    reflected = shined
  • I turn it in my hands, letting it catch the fading light and reflect it.   (source)
    reflect = bounce back
  • The material in the jacket's designed to reflect body heat.   (source)
  • The green of the marble reflecting on their faces made them look bilious.   (source)
    reflecting = shining (bouncing back)
  • He could make out the bay and see moonlight reflecting against one shore.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back
  •   "We'll call it blitzkrieg ball," said Bobby.
      "Or just blitzball," reflected Finny.   (source)
    reflected = bounced an idea back
  •   Sunsets are never simple.
      Twilight is refracted and reflected
      But never true.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • One thin black sleeping bag that reflects body heal.   (source)
    reflects = bounces back
  • In the dark of twilight, his face was just a pair of eyeglasses reflecting the fading light.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • He explained to me that planets glowed because reflected light was constant, and stars twinkled because their light pulsed.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • Every time a couple moves they begin, if their attention is still drawn to one another, to see each other differently, for personalities are not a single immutable color, like white or blue, but rather illuminated screens, and the shades we reflect depend much on what is around us.   (source)
    reflect = shine (light bounced back)
  • The ice reflected his distorted shadow and the beam of wandlight, but deep below the thick, misty gray carapace, something else glinted.   (source)
    reflected = bounced back
  • A short time later the mountains were no longer visible, hidden behind the glare of the sun, reflecting off the dirty air.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back
  • Her fingers touched the cold reflective surface and she stood fingertip to fingertip with her mirrored image.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of shining back images that upon it
  • I just sat in the police car next to Richard, wrapped in a reflective blanket like the one I had in my "head for the hills" bag.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of holding heat
  • The curtains, red, with a blue and green geometrical pattern, were drawn, and seemed to reflect their cheerfulness throughout the room.   (source)
    reflect = shine
  • I can imagine, up here, how the marsh looked when it was full of water, like liquid steel as it reflected the color of the sky.   (source)
    reflected = bounced back
  • …that there were risks to each, to going first and to going second, did not argue, but approached the door, and drawing close she was struck by its darkness, its opacity, the way that it did not reveal what was on the other side, and also did not reflect what was on this side, and so felt equally like a beginning and an end, and she turned to Saeed and found him staring at her, and his face was full of worry, and sorrow, and she took his hands in hers and held them tight, and then,…   (source)
    reflect = shine (bounce light back)
  • Wonderlanders eager for havoc ran through the streets, breaking windows and anything that could even remotely serve as a reflective surface.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of shining back images that upon it
  • The microscope's light reflected in her dark pupils, and she drew in a breath as a Mardi Gras of costumed players pirouetted and careened into view.   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • Then an encrusted brick smokestack, a blank-eyed factory with a tall chimney; then another factory, its many windows reflecting palest blue.   (source)
    reflecting = shining back
  • The red trucks entered the playing field, rode toward one end in twin clouds of dust, sunlight reflecting off their hubcaps.   (source)
  • Because my dress, oh, my dress is entirely covered in reflective precious gems, red and yellow and white with bits of blue that accent the tips of the flame design.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of or relating to bouncing back light/heat/sound...
  • They looked like ordinary Wonderlanders except for the implants of reflective colorless crystal in their eye sockets.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of shining back light that falls upon it
  • Outside, the air is crisp and cold and the sky is orange from the setting sun. It reflects off the black glass of the Hub.   (source)
    reflects = bounces back
  • THEY EMERGED in a bedroom with a view of the night sky and furnishings so expensive and well made that Saeed and Nadia thought they were in a hotel, of the sort seen in films and thick, glossy magazines, with pale woods and cream rugs and white walls and the gleam of metal here and there, metal as reflective as a mirror, framing the upholstery of a sofa, the switch plate for the lights.   (source)
    reflective = describing something as shining light back
  • Tate lifted the painting of the feather—a profusion of hundreds of the thinnest brushstrokes of rich colors culminating into a deep black so reflective it seemed sunlight was touching the canvas.   (source)
    reflective = shining back light that falls upon it
  • But in London there were parts as bright as ever, brighter than anyplace Saeed or Nadia had seen before, glowing up into the sky and reflecting down again from the clouds, and in contrast the city's dark swaths seemed darker, more significant, the way that blackness in the ocean suggests not less light from above, but a sudden drop-off in the depths below.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back
  • As fragments of mirror scattered and fell, Dodge squeezed his entire body back into the Continuum through a reflective sliver no larger than a jabberwock's toe-a feat the Glass Eyes hadn't mastered, for when they tried, they couldn't get their entire bodies into the Continuum, only those parts that had been reflected in the fragment.   (source)
    reflective = having the characteristic of shining back images that upon it
  • Over my left shoulder, orange light from the setting sun reflects off the glass buildings, and I can faintly see the rows of gray houses that used to be my home.   (source)
    reflects = bounces back
  • When he stands in the center, he looks from the Dauntless bowl to the Candor bowl—the orange flames that rise higher each moment, and the glass reflecting blue light.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back
  • But now, Ye made the first step in confirming her guess about the gain reflectivity of solar energy mirrors: The energy mirrors not only reflected radiation coming from the lower-frequency side, but amplified it.†   (source)
  • It's as if all the things I've learned have fused into a crystal universe spinning before me so that I can see all the facets of it reflected in gorgeous bursts of light….   (source)
    reflected = shined back
  • But halfway down the block from the bus stop there was a barber pole reflecting a candy cane of light from the window.   (source)
    reflecting = bouncing back
  • Even in the dim light reflected from the lake, I could see that she wore a great deal of make-up, but she looked attractive with her straight dark hair loose to her shoulders—except that her face was puffy and swollen as if she had just gotten up from sleep.   (source)
    reflected = bounced back
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  • Harry said to Ron, whose eyes he could just make out, reflecting the light from his wand.†   (source)
  • Blue evening reflected in the water.†   (source)
  • The language of Shushtari, with its abundance of animal and plant imagery, reflects the simple agricultural life of its residents.†   (source)
  • They reflected the fiery red light of dusk perfectly.†   (source)
  • Luke looked up, his small face reflecting the flames.†   (source)
  • As at home in tin as it is in Limoges, coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleagured in the middle of the night.†   (source)
  • Back in her flat she reflected cynically on what she'd just said.†   (source)
  • Reflecting is never easy.†   (source)
  • The office reflected the man—hugely impressive and unassuming at once.†   (source)
  • As the virtual light reflected off its foil surface, I thought about folding the wrapper into a paper airplane and sailing it across the room.†   (source)
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  • Pi Patel: "You want words that reflect reality?"†   (source)
  • I turned in time to see scales reflecting the sunlight as the fish slid downstream.†   (source)
  • A moon reflected brightly in its water.†   (source)
  • Many people incorrectly assume the male symbol is derived from a shield and spear, while the female symbol represents a mirror reflecting beauty.†   (source)
  • She caught a glimmer of reflected light from David's eyes as he nodded.†   (source)
  • Reflecting back the sun deep in the darkness like a flash of knives in a cave.†   (source)
  • Sitting in my office, drying my tears, reflecting on my brokenness, it seemed like a laughable notion.†   (source)
  • His shoes were black leather, and they were polished to such a shine that they looked like dark mirrors: you could see the moon reflected in them, tiny and half full.†   (source)
  • I am certain that over the course of your own life, you have noticed that people's rooms reflect their personalities.†   (source)
  • He is staring straight ahead, mouth open, in absolute shock as the reflected colors from the cartoon move across his face.†   (source)
  • I hear he's a reflective, honorable man.†   (source)
  • It was as if whoever was behind it all wanted to give him a chance to reflect on what had happened while he waited for the end.†   (source)
  • Two men in reflective tabards were directing traffic into a field between the house and the church beside it.†   (source)
  • Look" She took him over to a window near the sliding-glass door and showed him a mirror that reflected a wide view of the Talbots' backyard and the landscape beyond.†   (source)
  • Hidden behind those reflective lenses, Mr. Curtain's expression was difficult to read.†   (source)
  • And later on, at 10:31 p.m. I went out onto the balcony to find out whether I could see any stars, but there weren't any because of all the clouds and what is called light pollution, which is light from streetlights and car headlights and floodlights and lights in buildings reflecting off tiny particles in the atmosphere and getting in the way of light from the stars.†   (source)
  • The numbers reflected murder rates in metropolitan areas.†   (source)
  • The entry hall had a polished bronze floor, which seemed to boil in the reflected torchlight.†   (source)
  • Or was he reflecting on our history since the death of my mother?†   (source)
  • A lot of gold, if it meant reflecting the sun's rays all the way down here.†   (source)
  • Even so, his eyes look glossier, and the blue irises take on a lovely, reflective sheen.†   (source)
  • The smell of freshly cut grass all along Russell Hill Road reflects how widespread is my neighbors' interest in lawnmowing.†   (source)
  • It was clutching something that flashed brightly, reflecting the sun.†   (source)
  • Three square windows reflect the lantern light.†   (source)
  • Something bright reflected from his chest with such intensity that the boy was momentarily blinded.†   (source)
  • From this distance, his eyes were just pinpricks of reflected light.†   (source)
  • It is highly reflective and glows in the dark.†   (source)
  • Her thick glasses reflected the light as she looked to the front.†   (source)
  • If Briony gave it to her, she would have time to read it and reflect in private.†   (source)
  • That sort of thing reflected badly on a man.†   (source)
  • Even the faceplate would reflect too much light.†   (source)
  • Her eyes looking back do not reflect anything.†   (source)
  • It reflects us dully, then slides away when he waves a hand.†   (source)
  • "Our history books should reflect our history," Ahi said.†   (source)
  • I shift our purchasing to reflect the mood, ordering gift cards and blue onionskin airmail letter forms by the gross, dozens of American flags in all sizes, beef jerky, warm socks, decks of playing cards to go in care packages to ship overseas.†   (source)
  • Their trap involved reflecting light in order to confuse the mice.†   (source)
  • I aimed it to the side; a faint gleam reflected back.†   (source)
  • The tone and vocabulary reflect the age and wisdom of the child at that particular time.†   (source)
  • When it is dark he sees that their images are reflected at an angle in the glass, hovering as if outside the train.†   (source)
  • "Yeah," she answered, looking out the passenger window, her hair reflecting oncoming streetlights.†   (source)
  • John's words didn't surprise Tita; they reflected his character.†   (source)
  • Royce paused a moment, staring off into the distance, his face reflective.†   (source)
  • And, honestly, now that I've had time to reflect on it, Toph isn't even that huge of a loss.†   (source)
  • Almost like a cat's, with a strange reflective quality.†   (source)
  • And the store reflected it.†   (source)
  • Reflective surfaces?†   (source)
  • The fading sunlight reflected in her eyes as he spoke.†   (source)
  • His lapel pin shimmered, reflecting the light.†   (source)
  • Properly adjusted, it reflected Arthur Dent's bristles.†   (source)
  • Turn it on and off, change the direction, maybe reflect it.†   (source)
  • "And you should know by now that my lack of wrapping doesn't reflect how I feel about you.†   (source)
  • Enclosed spaces, uneven surfaces, reflective materials —very unpredictable.†   (source)
  • Reflect, meditate on the nails tearing His hands, His feet.†   (source)
  • She bent toward me, and I saw the red bow reflected in her shiny black shoes.†   (source)
  • Honestly, there wasn't much time to reflect.†   (source)
  • And his pay reflected his junior status: he'd agreed to guide Everest for $10,000, compared to the $25,000 Fischer paid Boukreev.†   (source)
  • I'm worried the little reflective patch on the wheels will attract too much attention.†   (source)
  • Her deep black eyes each reflected a tiny flame.†   (source)
  • Holly set her visor to reflect and ignored them all.†   (source)
  • The sun reflects off the metal.†   (source)
  • The tinfoil suns and moons and stars dangle and twist and reflect the sun's rays back out into the bigger universe.†   (source)
  • They reflected away the sun and held their own darkness within.†   (source)
  • Moonlight bathed my mother's living room, reflecting off thousands of pieces of glass scattering the floor.†   (source)
  • They must reflect quite different aspects of brain function.†   (source)
  • Her expression reflected the painful realization that maybe what Grandma said was true.†   (source)
  • The edge caught the lantern light, reflecting it sharply.†   (source)
  • She seemed immobile— attentive, reflective, but unmoved-until we pulled into the Portsmouth driveway of one Frances Moody, now Frances Falcone, whom I found after a long search.†   (source)
  • And my mirror, strewn all around, reflecting moonlight in crazy shapes.†   (source)
  • Even with the sun high in the sky, it was shadowy along the catwalk, though the outer skin of the ship gave off a luminous moonlight glow, its silver surface reflecting the sun.†   (source)
  • I look at the shard, at the way it reflects the wood-paneled wall looking old and brittle in the glass.†   (source)
  • There is little of Siri or me reflected in him.†   (source)
  • "I wonder if it will upset you," he reflected to himself.†   (source)
  • I look at it often as if, somehow, reflected from its immensities, I will one day find myself gazing into your eyes.†   (source)
  • But he reflected the light of the star across from him.†   (source)
  • I stood there reflecting for a few moments, and then the roof fell in.†   (source)
  • The letters weren't reflective and the sign had been fastened to a wooden post.†   (source)
  • Surratt's place was hard to spot at night — the plain two-story structure was unpainted, and the dull wood boards reflected no moonlight.†   (source)
  • I could see myself reflected back-anxious, angry, glancing at my watch one more time-in his sunglasses.†   (source)
  • Everywhere it reflected the authoritarian spandrels of his character, from its surfeit of policemen to its strict rules against picking flowers.†   (source)
  • The chapters that wound up getting included reflect the noisiness and persistence of their topics: some ideas refused to be denied, crowding their way in and sometimes crowding out those that were less ill-mannered.†   (source)
  • Without question this modern American dictionary is one of the most surprisingly complex and profound documents ever to be created, for it embodies unparalleled etymological detail, reflecting not only superb lexicographic scholarship, but also the dreams and speech and imaginative talents of millions of people over thousands of years—for every person who has ever spoken or written in English has had a hand in its making….†   (source)
  • There will be no time to reflect, to sleep, to cool.†   (source)
  • Perhaps that's what you saw reflected on my face.†   (source)
  • But what he did broke three more Sweet Home men and punched the glittering iron out of Sethe's eyes, leaving two open wells that did not reflect firelight.†   (source)
  • The sunny spring skies, the flowers in the lamppost boxes, did not at all reflect the city's mood.†   (source)
  • They said that the moon is pitted with holes, and that it is illumined clearly by Earth's reflected light.†   (source)
  • From her seat at the table, she could reflect on her roses and bird feeders through the picture window the company carpenters had installed for her.†   (source)
  • They reflect a fundamentally different consciousness from ours.†   (source)
  • It also reflects the similar paths of the two men who founded these corporate giants.†   (source)
  • Teddy was dancing around, the blond of his hair reflecting the golden flames.†   (source)
  • I reflected on writing and art, on class struggle, on family and a woman's touch — what mattered to me then.†   (source)
  • I speculate, I reflect, I take constant notes.†   (source)
  • The blue sky was reflected in it and made it look almost as if the square had turned into a lake overnight.†   (source)
  • "I still think we should wake up Mom and Dad," Lindy said, fear reflected in her eyes.†   (source)
  • A bird in flight reflected in an old dog's balls.†   (source)
  • The smoothly polished stone blade reflected the blackness creeping in from the west.†   (source)
  • She could see the afterimage of lamplight reflected against her inner lids, like tiny starbursts.†   (source)
  • A refusal in such circumstances may well not reflect my employer's true feelings on the matter, but once having sustained such a dismissal, I could not easily bring it up again.†   (source)
  • They were dependent on each other, and their grades reflected it.†   (source)
  • He reflected my heart exactly.†   (source)
  • The windows of number fifteen, reflecting morning sunshine, look like sightless eyes.†   (source)
  • They reflect what he wears, who the Officials tell him to be.†   (source)
  • The firelight reflected in her flat, empty eyes.†   (source)
  • The oily water reflected the light and made the whole thing look like a sparkly fountain.†   (source)
  • "It's more interesting to be out in the world," he says, "than to see it reflected in the mirror."†   (source)
  • The sunlight reflecting off the panes feels like a pinch to my eyes.†   (source)
  • Under a turquoise tennis skirt, her legs were lotioned so well they reflected.†   (source)
  • Across from the bed hung the large mirror from Don Sancho's Inn, and he had only to see it when he awoke to see Fermina Daza reflected in its depths.†   (source)
  • Then she saw it—a flash of motion, a glint of light reflected in an eye.†   (source)
  • White reflects.†   (source)
  • She had believed the grades from the Boston school reflected progress.†   (source)
  • Some minor thing reflects badly on him and it's the end of the world.†   (source)
  • As we left the Butterfly Pavilion, I reflected back over the past several months.†   (source)
  • The sun was reflecting blindingly off the water, and I squinted to see Marley frolicking among the other dogs.†   (source)
  • Underneath the lighthouse's copper dome lay sixteen reflecting prisms and four projecting lenses floating in a bath of mercury.†   (source)
  • But could it reflect on philosophical questions?†   (source)
  • I think she must have reflected the neons over the bar.†   (source)
  • Now that evening had come, I could hardly see the objects because of overhead lights reflected in the glass of the display cases.†   (source)
  • His eyes were tawny and reflected his satisfaction now as he trooped over for the sprayer.†   (source)
  • It is hard to sit still and reflect!†   (source)
  • It was during this reflective time that I noticed how heavy my own voice had become.†   (source)
  • Something small and sharp had reflected off the whirring lights.†   (source)
  • She had never seen a shelter that reflected so strongly the personality of its owner.†   (source)
  • The street lights reflecting off the corners of the windows were all that lit the room.†   (source)
  • Yet in that glare I sometimes detected a flicker of approval, as if this streak of independence, this refusal to be shaped by him reflected his own obstinance.†   (source)
  • It was dark, but there was nearly a full moon reflected on the snow and plenty enough light to see what had happened.†   (source)
  • A new dark blue Volvo proudly reflects the morning sun.†   (source)
  • The Sicilian reflected a moment.†   (source)
  • "If it's reached its peak," said the captain reflectively, "it's one o'clock, not noon."†   (source)
  • The floor tiles reflected a waxy gleam.†   (source)
  • Neither the name of Smith or Hickock was reflected in the felon registration file.†   (source)
  • He was bright, but his grades didn't reflect that.†   (source)
  • Mirrors reflecting upon mirrors produced the illusion of infinity.†   (source)
  • From time to time Rufus found himself glancing upward at the silver ball in the ceiling, always just failing to find himself and Leona reflected there.†   (source)
  • The spring days brought little time to talk or to reflect on the past as the women kept busy catching more muskrats and some beavers, all of which were smoke-dried for preservation.†   (source)
  • The reflected dead men were gone, buried under the cymbaled slide, the splash and surfing of glass at his feet.†   (source)
  • Prison provided the time—much more than enough time—to reflect on what one had done and not done.†   (source)
  • He had a head that reflected the sun and a blue-black carpet of hair over his muscular arms.†   (source)
  • The head of the block appeared, his face reflecting the general wariness.†   (source)
  • Hot desert sand outside the window, wind-sculpted crystalline slivers, reflecting a new summer's sun.†   (source)
  • A fresh start gives us the chance to reflect on the past, weigh the things we've done, and apply what we've learned from those things to the future.†   (source)
  • I have ordered the Centurions to intensify your training to reflect your status as Aspirants.†   (source)
  • But every time that loudspeaker called for him to forgo breakfast and prepare to walk to Building One, the muscles in his jaw went taut and his whole face drained of color, looking thin and scared-the face I had seen reflected in the windshield on the trip back from the coast.†   (source)
  • The logs are dark brown and shiny, and they reflected opalescent colors in the beam of my head lamp.†   (source)
  • The clientele reflects the diversity on the shelves.†   (source)
  • He knew his choice of specialties reflected this.†   (source)
  • He was reflecting on what this meant when Bigwig spoke.†   (source)
  • (She is nodding, slowly, reflectively) Done come walking in my house on the lips of my children.†   (source)
  • They reflected what little light there was and they glowed a terrible rust red, like dried blood.†   (source)
  • We do reflect the influences of birth order but, as the psychologist Judith Harris points out in The Nurture Assumption, only around our families.†   (source)
  • For a second, I thought I saw my horrified face reflected in her dark, glassy eyes.†   (source)
  • Johnnie did not pause to reflect that she had not said Uncle Pros was hurt at all.†   (source)
  • I know from our subsequent conversations that this document does, indeed, reflect his final wishes.†   (source)
  • Or is it your life reflected in his name?†   (source)
  • But the citizens of Chicago soon realized that they didn't have much time to feel self-pity or even to reflect on the scope of the tragedy.†   (source)
  • The roof reflected the building's triangular footprint, and you could see far in every direction.†   (source)
  • But he had eyes only for the lakes, who reflected his own glory.†   (source)
  • Well, that's what they pay me for, he reflected bleakly.†   (source)
  • That was so, Lorena reflected.†   (source)
  • That's not a revolution, but it reflects a meaningful impact.†   (source)
  • Their evening program reflected the general view of the Seabiscuit crew.†   (source)
  • They didn't like Laura, but we lived in a town where it would've reflected poorly on them if they hadn't come.†   (source)
  • A mirror reflects the inside of the room.†   (source)
  • The history of this ride reflects a constant search for greater and more death-defying thrills.†   (source)
  • The dying embers of the fire reflected in its eyes.†   (source)
  • There had to be a project I could do that would reflect our community and make a dent in our problems.†   (source)
  • Puller reflected on the last name and wondered about the obvious possibility but chose to keep it to himself.†   (source)
  • It reflected poorly on my Adam.†   (source)
  • He could see the pearls reflected in the moonlight.†   (source)
  • Mortenson's head throbbed, and not just from the heat reflecting off the dunes; he contemplated the immensity of their task.†   (source)
  • The current student body reflects the transformation of Phoenix.†   (source)
  • I watched her, reflected in the windowpane, as she passed me, holding her breath.†   (source)
  • "He was telling me he would die," Holly reflected many years later.†   (source)
  • In the corner of the mirror, reflected from across the hall, I saw his typewriter.†   (source)
  • Maybe we just don't want to look at each other and see our own confusion reflected on someone else's face.†   (source)
  • Stars were reflected in it.†   (source)
  • You have managed to establish a new rule in the Archipelago, and that can only reflect well in your own world.†   (source)
  • I stretch out, resting my chin in my hands, watching the water shadows and the patterns of cloud and sky reflected in the lake.†   (source)
  • Jenks took a breath, nominally reflecting.†   (source)
  • You reflect its broken heart.'†   (source)
  • The moon was reflected in the water with a glassy brilliance, and the breeze gently stirred the rushes and the treetops.†   (source)
  • Yossarian reflected a moment with a wise look.†   (source)
  • The eyes glittered down at me, moved as the light on the water moved and was reflected upon them.†   (source)
  • I looked into the water and saw our two faces reflecting back through the ripples.†   (source)
  • I could see my face reflected in her sunglasses.†   (source)
  • He saw the reflected glare of the lights of the city at what must have been around " ten o'clock at night.†   (source)
  • Things back then weren't going so bad, he reflects.†   (source)
  • It hadn't been Vlad's bad dreams at all, but Otis's r eality, reflected in Vlad's subconscious.†   (source)
  • We turned and saw the light of the east reflecting off a golden pool at Abel's feet.†   (source)
  • But what a monstrous soul it would have to be if it reflected that body, that rack for four pouches.†   (source)
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