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 Meanings and Examples of REFLECTIVE
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 a.  throwing back images
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Martha looked reflective again.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
2  You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
3  Hitherto he had found, in her presence and her talk, the aesthetic amusement which a reflective man is apt to seek in desultory intercourse with pretty women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  One could see that, as far as it had gone, her life was very complete on its reflective side.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
5  Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him away without any other recommendation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
6  When I reflect, my dear cousin," said she, "on the miserable death of Justine Moritz, I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
7  This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that YOU are the cause of its excess.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
8  I paused some time to reflect on all he had related and the various arguments which he had employed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
9  Its fair lakes reflect a blue and gentle sky, and when troubled by the winds, their tumult is but as the play of a lively infant when compared to the roarings of the giant ocean.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
10  This idea plunged me into a reverie so despairing and frightful that even now, when the scene is on the point of closing before me forever, I shudder to reflect on it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
11  My rage is unspeakable when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
12  Yet it is terrible to reflect that the lives of all these men are endangered through me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
13  I shall never reflect on my former acquaintance with your family in Devonshire without the most grateful pleasure, and flatter myself it will not be broken by any mistake or misapprehension of my actions.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
14  In short, I do not mean to reflect upon the behaviour of any person whom you have a regard for, Mrs. Jennings.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 37
15  And with this pleasing anticipation, she sat down to reconsider the past, recall the words and endeavour to comprehend all the feelings of Edward; and, of course, to reflect on her own with discontent.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 40
Example Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
16  The answers we give will reflect our own psychology.
17  You have to reflect on how to answer his questions before you get to his house.
18  The buildings reflect the elegance of a bygone era.
19  The walls were whitewashed to reflect the glare of the sun.
20  I hope in years to come he will reflect on his decision.
21  He was left to reflect on the implications of his decision.
22  The punishment should adequately reflect the revulsion felt by most people for this appalling crime.
23  Courses offered in schools reflect changes in the job market.
24  She paused to reflect on what she had achieved.
25  This scandal will reflect badly on the Party as a whole.
26  These subjects reflect their daily lives.
27  The statistics reflect a change in people's spending habits.
28  His letter to the management did not reflect the views of his colleagues.
29  The third-quarter results reflect continued improvements in productivity.
30  His scruffy appearance does not reflect his character.