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reflect
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

3 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
reflect American Values
Definition
to show something — such as to demonstrate, express, or represent
The exact meaning of this sense of reflect depends upon its context. For example:
  • "She says the immorality in the movie reflects American values." — expresses or represents
  • "It reflects the selfishness she had seen growing for years." — demonstrates
  • "She did not reflect the panic that surrounded her." — demonstrate or show indication of
  • 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,
    p. 118.1
reflected = showed
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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2  —4 uses as in:
I want to reflect on it.
Definition
think carefully — possibly aloud or in writing
  • 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.
    p. 306.3
reflected = thought
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    p. 87.6
  • reflected = thought
  • I reflected that if Miss Maudie broke down and gave it to her, Miss Stephanie couldn't follow it anyway.
    p. 98.3
  • reflected = thought
  • 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.
    p. 113.0
reflecting = thinking
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3  —1 use as in:
reflect the light/heat/sound
Definition
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • He was a thin leathery man with colorless eyes, so colorless they did not reflect light.
    p. 14.7
reflect = shine (bounce back)
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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