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reflect
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 4 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)
  •   "There's a well behind the house," said Hannah. "Draw some water and wash thy face, child."
      Kit let the bucket down, leaning over to watch it meet the far-off circle of reflected sky.
    p. 93.2
reflected = shown back (an image as on a mirror or shiny surface)
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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2  —3 uses as in:
I want to reflect on it.
Definition
think carefully — possibly aloud or in writing
  • John is a part of the family already, she reflected. We have all come to love him.
    p. 121.5
reflected = thought
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Now some men, Kit reflected, could pick up a ball of yarn without looking ridiculous.
    p. 120.1
  • reflected = thought
  • John took off his hat, leaned his elbows on the fencepost and stood gazing reflectively back at the Meadows, the wind stirring his fair hair.
    p. 138.5
reflectively = thoughtfully
There are no more uses of "reflect" flagged with this meaning in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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