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reflect
used in The Hunger Games

4 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
reflect in the mirror
Definition
show an image back (on a mirror or other 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.
    p. 348.3
reflecting = showing back
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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2  —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
  • 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.
    p. 66.2
reflect = represent, demonstrate, or express
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3  —1 use as in:
reflect poorly on the school
Definition
influence opinion
  • 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.
    p. 358.4
reflect = influence opinion about
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4  —4 uses as in:
reflect the light/heat/sound
Definition
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • 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.
    p. 262.9
reflecting = bouncing back (rather than the heat leaving the bag, it stays within it)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    p. 120.9
  • The material in the jacket's designed to reflect body heat.
    p. 145.4
  • One thin black sleeping bag that reflects body heal.
    p. 154.1

There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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