Reflect in a sentence

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Definition of Reflect

  • To bend back; to give a backwa�d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat.
  • To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
  • To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
  • To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
  • To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
  • To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
  • reflect deeply on a subject
  • give evidence of the quality of
  • give evidence of a certain behavior
  • to throw or bend back (from a surface)
  • show an image of
  • manifest or bring back
  • be bright by reflecting or casting light

How to use reflect in a sentence. Reflect pronunciation.

To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.
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He had no appetite, and did nothing but read tracts and reflect on the future.
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For if you look back, and reflect upon your first going astray, it was full of danger and hazard; and how private so ever you thought you were in it, yet it could not escape your Husbands Jealousie and Mistrust; and at last, when you least suspected it, was fully discover'd by your Gallant himself.
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Phoebicius gave her a long start, for after having arranged her prison he remained some time in the little room behind the kitchen, not in order to give her time, collect his thoughts or to reflect on his future action, but simply because he felt utterly exhausted.
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The Kirby Simpsons, of West Kensington; and Mrs. Hollings, of Highgate-' Miss Derrick cast down her eyes and seemed to reflect.
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Mrs. Higgins's letter had caused Emmeline and her husband no little amusement; but at the same time it led them to reflect.
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When we Americans swell with pride over our industrial prosperity, we might profitably reflect for a moment on the comparative value of America's and Russia's contributions to literature and music.
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And every people bearing within itself the pledge of strength, full of active qualities of soul, of its own sharply defined peculiarities, and other gifts of God, has characteristically distinguished itself by its own special word, by which, while expressing any object whatever, it also reflects in the expression its own share of its own distinctive character.
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It has no more partiality, no more prejudice than a camera film; it reflects everything that reaches its surface.
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When we reflect that he had at his command the finest medium of expression that the world has ever possessed, and that his skill in the use of it has never been equalled by a single one of his countrymen, it is not surprising that his novels approach perfection.
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Till late at night she watched the blue starry sky from her open window, seeming to reflect, but in reality wafted on a stream of fancies and emotions.
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Once in enjoyment of liberty, he would reflect, like a practical man, on the details of his position, review and recognise his obligations, pay his debt to honour; but liberty first of all.
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To reflect thus signified a mental balance rare in women, and remarkable in one situated as Nancy was.
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She had never felt more than an idle interest in Crewe, and whenever she remembered him nowadays, it was only to reflect with bitterness that he doubtless knew a part of her secret,-the part that was known to Beatrice French,-and on that account had ceased to urge his suit; yet at this moment she wished that she had pledged herself to him in good faith.
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Fragrant with Champak scents the warm wind sighs Heavily, faintly, languorously fanned By drowsy peacock-plumes-to keep the flies From your full nose and eyes- Waved from behind you, where on either hand Two silent slaves of Nubian polish stand, Whose patent-leather visages reflect The convex day, with mirror-like effect.
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Reflect, my son, upon this text, for all human power lies in it.
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I am sincerely grateful for your goodness; your generous intentions toward me touch me deeply, but in a question of honor I never reflect or hesitate.
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Here it is; only before accepting it, reflect well, for I assure you it is a serious thing.
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Fortune, wise lover of the wise, selects him for her lord who ere he acts reflects.
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Unity is the expression of the loving power of God and reflects the reality of divinity.
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Examples of Reflect

Example #1
It is impossible to say, how many, and how great the _Mischiefs_ are that spring from thence; which if a Man should take a View of, it would perhaps, be one of the most Melancholy Prospects that ever he beheld.
Example #2
And are these then the Entertainments for a Christian to be pleas'd with; for one whose _Salvation_ is to be wrought out with Fear and Trembling?
Example #3
Three months later he was sleeping out of doors regularly, eating all he could hold, three times a day, and chasing game over mountains three thousand feet high for recreation.
Example #4
He was a skeleton when he came, and could barely stand.
Example #5
But the Relation you have now given me, has Oblig'd me much more; for it has made me quite out of Love with the Trade you have all along follow'd; if for nothing else, because of the Dangers that attend it.
Example #6
Your Advice before has sav'd my Reputation to my Husband and the World; which he who had first Tempted me to Lewdness, and overcame me through the Love of Money, would have afterwards Expos'd; for which I think my self oblig'd to you: But the Relation you have now given me, has Oblig'd me much more; for it has made me quite out of Love with the Trade you have all along follow'd; if for nothing else, because of the Dangers that attend it.