01. The trees looked beautiful [reflected] in the lake's quiet surface.
02. The old woman stared at her [reflection] in the mirror, thinking of her youthful days.
03. Charles Dickens once said, "[Reflect] on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
04. The child gazed at his [reflection] in the water as he walked along the dock.
05. Your children's good manners are simply a [reflection] of their upbringing.
06. His recent divorce is [reflected] in the anger of the lyrics on his newest CD.
07. You should wear [reflective] clothing when bicycling at night.
08. Your low mark in biology simply [reflects] your total lack of effort.
09. There is a French proverb which states that while we keep a man waiting, he [reflects] on our shortcomings.
10. The planets produce no light of their own; we see them by [reflected] sunlight.
11. Variations in family forms [reflect] the variety in what constitutes marriage in different societies.
12. Karl Marx argued that man found only his own [reflection] in the fantastic reality of heaven, where he sought a supernatural being.
13. The color black absorbs heat, whereas white [reflects] it.
14. In many societies, the language you use, the expressions, and the use or non-use of slang, [reflect] your social status.
15. A frog's skin [reflects] the same amount of ultraviolet light as its immediate surroundings. This characteristic protects the animal from predators like snakes.
16. The predominance of animal representations in the cave art of primitive man is a [reflection] of the importance of hunting to their culture.
17. The houses in Cuba [reflect] the different periods in that nation's history.
18. After [reflecting] on what you said, I changed my mind.
19. The jury found the accused innocent after [reflecting] on the testimony of the witnesses.
20. Degrees of similarity between living things are [reflected] by various features.
21. The planet Venus shines brightly because its thick layer of clouds [reflects] sunlight.
22. Taekwondo was a demonstration sport in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, [reflecting] its worldwide popularity.
23. Musical developments in western Europe were [reflected] in the late medieval and Renaissance music of the eastern countries.
24. David Matsumoto has observed that definitions of intelligence often [reflect] cultural values.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Reflect — Re*flect v. i. 1. To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams. [1913 Webster] 2. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return. [1913 Webster] Whose virtues will, I hope, Reflect on Rome, as Titan s rays… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflect — REFLÉCT, reflecte, s.n. (înv.) Reflex. – Din fr. reflet (după reflecta). Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  REFLÉCT s. v. oglindire, proiectare, răsfrân gere, reflectare, reflex. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • Reflect — Re*flect (r?*fl?kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reflecting}.] [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re re + flectere to bend or turn. See {Flexible}, and cf. {Reflex}, v.] 1. To bend back; to give a backwa?d turn to; to throw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflect — [v1] give back cast, catch, copy, echo, emulate, flash, follow, give forth, imitate, match, mirror, rebound, repeat, repercuss, reply, reproduce, resonate, resound, return, reverberate, reverse, revert, shine, take after, throw back; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • reflect — ► VERB 1) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it. 2) (of a mirror or shiny surface) show an image of. 3) represent in a faithful or appropriate way. 4) (reflect well/badly on) bring about a good or bad impression of. 5) (reflect… …   English terms dictionary

  • reflect — [ri flekt′] vt. [ME reflecten < MFr reflecter < L reflectere < re , back + flectere, to bend] 1. to bend or throw back (light, heat, or sound) 2. to give back an image of; mirror or reproduce 3. to cast or bring back as a consequence:… …   English World dictionary

  • reflect on — (something) to think seriously about something. Her essay invites the reader to reflect on the importance of art in people s lives …   New idioms dictionary

  • reflect — I (mirror) verb bounce back, cast back, copy, ditto, emulate, give back, give forth, imitate, ostendere, rebound, repeat, reproduce, send back, show an image, simulate, throw back II (ponder) verb analyze, brood over, cerebrate, cogitare,… …   Law dictionary

  • reflect — (v.) early 15c., to divert, to turn aside, deflect, from O.Fr. reflecter (14c.), from L. reflectere (see REFLECTION (Cf. reflection)). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, 1520s; meaning to turn one s thoughts back …   Etymology dictionary

  • reflect on — (someone/something) to influence the reputation of a person, group, or organization. The outstanding work of our scientists reflects well on the entire university. If someone on our staff does a bad job, it reflects badly on all of us. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • reflect — *think, cogitate, reason, speculate, deliberate Analogous words: *consider, contemplate, study, weigh: *ponder, muse, meditate, ruminate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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