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reflection
used in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

3 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
my reflection in the mirror
Definition
an image (seen on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • I avoid looking at him directly, but I catch a glimpse of his reflection in one of the shiny control consoles along the wall.
    Chapter 6 (8% in)
reflection = an image (seen on a mirror or other shiny surface)
  • Gale comes up behind me and we examine each other's reflection.
    Chapter 26 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "reflection" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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2  —1 use as in:
is a reflection of American values
Definition
something that indirectly shows something else — such as an indication, demonstration, expression, or representation of something
The exact meaning of this sense of reflection depends upon its context. For example:
  • "The students' behavior is a reflection on the school." — indication of quality
  • "She says the immorality in the movie is a reflection of American values." — expression or representation
  • "It was a reflection of the selfishness she had seen growing for years." — demonstration
  • "The surrounding panic found no reflection in her." — expression or demonstration
  • "I saw no reflection of jealousy in her action." — indication or sign
  • I search his eyes for any sign of hurt, any reflection of the agony of torture.
    Chapter 2 (34% in)
reflection = expression or demonstration
There are no more uses of "reflection" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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3  —1 use as in:
After reflection, I think...
Definition
careful thought — sometimes concerning memories
  • My mother and sister are home for 18:00—Reflection, a half hour of downtime before dinner.
    Chapter 2 (23% in)
reflection = (in this book) a time for careful thought

(editor's note:  Normally this sense of reflection refers to "careful thought", but in this novel, it is also used to refer to a time each day when people are supposed to think.)
There are no more uses of "reflection" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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