looking glass


: mirror

Examples of looking glass in a Sentence

always remember that the image is reversed in the looking glass
Recent Examples on the Web His brain was always challenging me to keep looking from the other side of the looking glass. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 2 Sep. 2023 The skipping between both sides of the looking glass will soon become porous. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2023 Its tall frame stood out as an elegant looking glass with a distinctive curve. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 June 2023 To see liberal judges be this tough on a claim of discrimination against a racial minority, and even seeming to relish how easy the Supreme Court precedents have made it for courts to reject such a claim, feels like going through the looking glass. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 During championship weekend at AT&T Stadium, Texas fans could imagine the future — through the looking glass of high school football. Dallas News, 20 Dec. 2022 The viewer enters a darkened space and peers into a looking glass. David Howard, Popular Mechanics, 30 Oct. 2020 In addressing the rotted, White roots of internalized anti-Blackness, Morrison wipes the muck from the looking glass. Brooklyn White, Essence, 29 Apr. 2022 Rather than watching the glass ceiling shatter, Diane and her politically active compatriots went through the looking glass. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of looking glass was in 1526

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“Looking glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looking%20glass. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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