She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.
He saw the reflections of the clouds on the lake.
Recent Examples on the WebBut instead of being a mere lull before the storm of another busy year, this moment presents an extraordinary opportunity: a deliberate pause, inviting deep reflection and the chance to uncover insights that could ignite organizational innovation in the New Year.—Sherzod Odilov, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 In one painting, a trans Narcissus (Borgo) kneels before a puddle under a bleak highway overpass and sees a vibrant new world in his reflection.—Fiona Kerr Thomas Page McBee Ryan Haase Juan A. Ramírez Gage Daughdrill Jo Rodgers, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 The variables that relate to home-building — job growth, newer housing stock, higher migrant population and so on — tend really to be reflections of population growth.—Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 MacKinnon is on a sabbatical, which is meant to be a period of rest and reflection.—Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon This Guided Journal To Discover Your Best Self
Inspire someone to embark on a journey of self-discovery with this Guided Journal that is filled with prompts and exercises designed to encourage reflection and personal growth.—Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 The output of a lot of those was this condemnation of social media and not really a lot of inward reflection in terms of roles that different parts of the government might have played.—Lauren Goode, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 But the increase in these cases was also a reflection of two big developments: the evolution of children’s rights and of the science of climate change.—Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Nov. 2023 No, the Packers’ 3-6 record isn’t a reflection of a bad defense.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, alteration of reflexion, from Late Latin reflexion-, reflexio act of bending back, from Latin reflectere