self-re·​flec·​tion ˌself-ri-ˈflek-shən How to pronounce self-reflection (audio)

Examples of self-reflection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 15,000 word self-reflection is formatted into a series of Twitter posts—though the site is now known as X—and was written while the FTX founder was on house arrest at his parents’ home in Palo Alto. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 This has been a year of major self-reflection for Miley Cyrus. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 7 Sep. 2023 In their second installment for A/W 2023, the themes of the campaign highlights the theme of the power of self-reflection. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 5 Sep. 2023 Continuous Learning: Business leaders should commit to continuous learning and self-reflection to deepen their understanding of themselves and their privilege and its impact. Stephanie Dillon, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 As much fodder as Henry found for self-reflection within the mirror of his psalter’s pages, however, his confidence was tinged at the edges with all-too-mortal shadows. V.m. Braganza, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Belafonte’s death and Saturday’s 60th-anniversary March on Washington have become moments of self-reflection for Jones. Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2023 The new moon in Leo will force you to take a closer look at what’s happening in your life, and self-reflection is always useful. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 14 Aug. 2023 Awareness and self-reflection Start by examining your own thoughts and biases surrounding vulnerability. Francesca Specter, Glamour, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-reflection was in 1644

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“Self-reflection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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