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always remember that the image is reversed in the looking glass
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Through the looking glass Broussard’s goal is to find out if that portal really exists and, if so, to open it in a methodical way. NBC News, "Scientists are searching for a mirror universe. It could be sitting right in front of you.," 30 June 2019 The grandly deluxe, conceptually brilliant scenic design by Miriam Buether creates an effect with mirrors that momentarily suggests some of the action is taking place inside a looking glass. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Glenda Jackson steals the show in a thrilling, emotionally affecting 'Three Tall Women' on Broadway," 30 Mar. 2018 One is a 1648 deed for the sale of East Hampton from the Shinnecock and three other tribes — payment included 20 coats, 24 looking glasses, 24 hoes, 24 hatchets, 24 knives and 100 mugs — to early British settlers. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "Indians in the Hamptons Stake Claim to a Tiny Eel With a Big Payday," 1 Feb. 2018 Once again the technology industry—and the world—finds itself on the other side of the looking glass. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—U.S. and China Trade Relations Are Turning Into a Reality TV Show," 14 May 2018 Other writers under Epstein’s looking glass seem very much in the Alexander Herzen category, not quite ringing the bell of familiarity for general readers: Eric Auerbach, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Michael Okeshott. Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Ideal of Culture' showcases Joseph Epstein’s familiar ease with the treasures of Western culture," 8 May 2018 Opt for a hue that gives your guests the chance to see the night through your looking glass—en rose. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is How to Dress For Your Wedding After Party," 7 Dec. 2017 To give Alice a look of wonder through the looking glass and beyond, start with bright pink blush on the apple of her cheeks. Shelley Wolson, Woman's Day, "DIY Alice In Wonderland Costume," 11 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of looking glass

1526, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2020

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“Looking glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looking%20glass. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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