looking glass


Definition of looking glass

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always remember that the image is reversed in the looking glass
Recent Examples on the Web Then came the first week of March, and with it a decision by DeWine that set the stage for a year of politics that today seems like something viewed from the other side of Alice in Wonderland's looking glass. Andrew Welsh-huggins And Julie Carr Smyth, Star Tribune, "DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic," 3 Mar. 2021 We Americans jumped through the looking glass in March. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Signs of Life, and Beauty, in a COVID-Afflicted World," 26 Dec. 2020 As the Dallas Morning News’ David Moore said earlier this week, the division has gone through the looking glass. Dallas News, "SportsDay experts’ NFL picks for Week 11: Cowboys-Vikings, Eagles-Browns, Cardinals-Seahawks and more," 19 Nov. 2020 Compared to the hundreds of anti-government rallies that have gripped Hong Kong since June, the pro-China demonstration was like stepping through a looking glass. Washington Post, "Pro-government protesters denounce Hong Kong ‘rioters’," 7 Dec. 2019 The eighth episode is a memorable set piece: at the National Women’s Conference, in Houston, Alice, Schlafly’s follower, accidentally takes a psychedelic and goes through the looking glass, wandering into a Pete Seeger sing-along with the feminists. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Reviving Phyllis Schlafly in “Mrs. America”," 20 Apr. 2020 Animal Crossing gives the profound impression of a place that carries on existing beyond the looking glass of your television screen even when your console is off. Darryn King, Wired, "The Unbearable Lightness of Animal Crossing," 8 Apr. 2020 Her guardian angel’s wings finally do drop, celestial war begins, and Marisol goes through the looking glass into poverty and homelessness. cleveland, "‘Marisol’ at Cleveland Public Theatre is a poetic visit to a parallel universe," 11 Mar. 2020 Through the looking glass, a future darkly waits, seek out Wonderland, there’s danger at the gate: The sea is boiling hot, and pigs need more than wings. Wishing you an adventurous weekend. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "African journalists analyze the U.S. elections," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of looking glass

1526, in the meaning defined above

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“Looking glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looking%20glass. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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