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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REFLECTED

Still he reflected that he would be unable to get out, and in the morning he could go for the constable.

Every motion in his great soul was reflected in his face and form.

Her smile of recollection was reflected in the faces of her friends.

Garson reflected for a few seconds, then made a gesture of negation.

But she had never said Cecil was a man, she reflected, with what comfort she could.

And presently his surprise was reflected by the congregation.

"I wouldn't have said that about it myself," John reflected.

She gave little shudders as she reflected on her club-mates.

"I pray that those shutters had no hole in them," reflected d'Aguilar to himself.

She listened, reflected, and "inwardly digested," the truths of the Gospel.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "turn or bend back;" early 15c., "to divert, to turn aside, deflect," from Old French reflecter (14c.), from Latin reflectere "bend back, turn back" (see reflection). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, early 15c.; meaning "to turn one's thoughts back on" is c.1600. Related: Reflected; reflecting.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.