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used in The Magic Mountain

6 uses
  • He had, by the way, changed his topic somewhat perhaps—it was now more a discussion of love and death, which led to numerous reflections of a half poetic, half ruthlessly scientific nature.
    6.1 - Changes (86% in)
  • ...him move ahead; and after receiving his report card in his freshman year, he concluded he would finish school—primarily, truth to tell, because that allowed him to extend a familiar, provisional, indecisive state of affairs and to win time for reflection as to what Hans Castorp would most like to do, because he was not even close to deciding that, not even as a senior, and when it finally was decided (to say he decided would be saying almost too much), he was quite aware that the...
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (52% in)
  • ...back over the complexity of his adventures; in fact, Hans Lorenz Castorp's dignified chin-propping method had almost become a habit for his grandson as well— and he never used it without being reminded of the old man's stiff collar, that interim form of his ceremonial ruff, of the soft golden hollow of the baptismal bowl, the religious sound of "great-great-great," and similar secret, private associations, all leading to yet another round of reflection on the complexity of his life.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (9% in)
  • ...I need not spell it out, since it cannot have escaped you that the degrees in the Scottish Rite are but a surrogate for another hierarchy, that the alchemistic knowledge of the Master Mason is fulfilled in the mystery of transubstantiation, and that the mystic tour with which the lodge favors its novices clearly corresponds to the means of grace, just as the metaphoric games of its ceremonies are reflections of the liturgical and architectural symbols of our Holy Catholic Church.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (33% in)
  • It was a faith like any other, only worse and more obtuse than all the rest; and the word "science" itself was the expression of the most stupid son of realism, which did not blush at taking at face value the dubious reflections that objects left on the human mind and seeing them as the basis for the most dismal and vapid dogma anyone ever foisted on humanity.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (38% in)
  • No, that would not do, it was not appropriate, he was told—first by Herr Settembrini with a smile both delicate and painful, and then after brief reflection, by Ferge and Wehsal, who likewise found it would be unsuitable for Hans Castorp to appear on the dueling ground in that capacity.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (76% in)

There are no more uses of "reflection" in The Magic Mountain.

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