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 Meanings and Examples of REFLECTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
reflection
 n.  image of something as reflected by mirror; remark expressing careful consideration
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It was a foggy, cloudy morning, and a dun-coloured veil hung over the house-tops, looking like the reflection of the mud-coloured streets beneath.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  "It will be for the maiden to decide," rejoined young Drebber, smirking at his own reflection in the glass.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
3  On every kind of pretext she would run away from work and go to the drinking pool, where she would stand foolishly gazing at her own reflection in the water.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
4  Mr. Hyde appeared to hesitate, and then, as if upon some sudden reflection, fronted about with an air of defiance; and the pair stared at each other pretty fixedly for a few seconds.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
5  Replacing his javelin, he resumed his seat, bent his looks downward, and appeared to be absorbed in melancholy reflection.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  "Thou speakest the truth, Malvoisin," said Brian de Bois-Guilbert, after a moment's reflection.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  And all the time she felt the reflection of his hopelessness in her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  She looked in the other mirror's reflection at her back, her waist, her loins.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  She cried bitterly over this reflection when her uncle was gone; and her cousins, on seeing her with red eyes, set her down as a hypocrite.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  It is no reflection on you; it is no more than what the greatest admirals have all experienced, more or less, in their time.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  She would rather die than own the truth; and she hoped, by a little reflection, to fortify herself beyond betraying it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
12  After a moment's reflection, Mr. Crawford replied, "I know Mansfield, I know its way, I know its faults towards you."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
13  This was a letter to be run through eagerly, to be read deliberately, to supply matter for much reflection, and to leave everything in greater suspense than ever.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
14  After a little reflection, he went on with a sort of desperate calmness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
15  Mr. Bumble put down his hat; unbuttoned his coat; folded his arms; inclined his head in a retrospective manner; and, after a few moments' reflection, commenced his story.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
16  They argue that the membership of the Council does not reflect the racial make-up of the city.
17  While age is clearly a highly relevant factor it does not always accurately reflect ability to understand.
18  It is interesting to reflect why European colonialism ended.
19  This material absorbs the sound, and doesn't reflect it.
20  The exhibition is designed to reflect the diversity of the nation and its regions.
21  I often reflect on my schooldays.
22  Their success does not necessarily reflect a leftward shift in politics.
23  One's words reflect one's thinking.
24  The answers we give will reflect our own psychology.
25  You have to reflect on how to answer his questions before you get to his house.
26  The buildings reflect the elegance of a bygone era.
27  The walls were whitewashed to reflect the glare of the sun.
28  I hope in years to come he will reflect on his decision.
29  He was left to reflect on the implications of his decision.
30  The punishment should adequately reflect the revulsion felt by most people for this appalling crime.