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reflect
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

3 meanings, 3 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)
  • The ocean stretched out in all directions in glossy smoothness, regarding the sky and reflecting its image in crystalline perfection.
    p. 166.1
reflecting = showing back an image (as on a mirror or shiny surface)
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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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
  • 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.
    p. 337.5
reflect = show
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3  —1 use as in:
reflect the light/heat/sound
Definition
bounce back (rather than absorbing)
  • 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.
    p. 74.6
reflecting = shining back
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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