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Everything he sees is refracted in the waters of his subjectivity, from which he cannot escape.

He looked at it, and looked, and saw that it refracted the light.

A little warmth came into them and into his cheeks, refracted from her bloom.

Because the light reflected from the objects at the bottom is refracted as it leaves the water.

Lights entering a diamond are reflected, refracted and dispersed.

When light passes through a prism, red is refracted the least and violet the most.

Our mind is the prism by which everything is distorted or refracted.

Refracted, bent suddenly, so as to appear broken at the bend.

In the first Prism this beam was refracted upwards, and in the second sideways.

Knowledge does not enter into the affair at all till after these forms of refracted light have been produced.

WORD ORIGIN

"to bend" (light, sound, heat, etc.), 1610s, back-formation from refraction, and in part from Latin refractus, past participle of refringere. Related: Refracted; refracting.

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