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reflection
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

2 meanings, 3 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)
  • David, putting on his tie, watched Paul's reflection in the mirror.
    p. 143.3
reflection = image
  • She paused in the peeling, looking past her own faint reflection in the window to the Foodland sign flashing red through the bare branches of the trees, thinking of David Henry.
    p. 354.6

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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
  • She used the same tone, but to her the unrest seemed deeply personal, a reflection of what had been going on within her heart for years.
    p. 127.8
reflection = demonstration or expression
There are no more uses of "reflection" flagged with this meaning in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

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