reflectiveness

Definitions

  • The girl sees the Prince's reflection
    The girl sees the Prince's reflection
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reflectiveness the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror
The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard
A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house
A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • n reflectiveness The state or quality of being reflective.
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]”
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith%20Wharton
    “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan%20Pearsall%20Smith
    “How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!”
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles%20Dickens
    “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
  • John Locke
    John%20Locke
    “Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.”

Usage

In literature:

It may be doubted, however, whether this train of reflection is well founded.
"The Republic" by Plato
After a moment's reflection, Cosway hit on another solution of the mystery.
"Little Novels" by Wilkie Collins
I had been looking at rather than into the mirror, when suddenly I became aware that it reflected neither the chamber nor my own person.
"Lilith" by George MacDonald
He reflected, however, that an early peace would not be an unmixed blessing for him.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The higher windows reflected a rich glow from the western sky.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
He stared at the open sea, his arms crossed, with a reflective fierceness.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
That men are the possession of the Gods (Laws), is a reflection which likewise occurs in the Phaedo.
"Laws" by Plato
God after all, reflected Andre-Louis, was not a grand-seigneur.
"Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini
Luckily, he reflected, only two chapters were written.
"Crome Yellow" by Aldous Huxley
The view he took of it was sympathetic to his father, yet calm and reflective.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
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In poetry:

Each lineament is a page set apart
To be studied and understood
By the shade that reflects the mind and heart,
In their varied forms and mood.
"An Open Book" by Jared Barhite
Falling in love with its own reflection,
Thinking it always another bird,
Bravely it tried to win affection,
Warbling tones I had never heard.
"The Captive" by John Lawson Stoddard
There in a perfect form she grew,
Nor felt decay, nor tasted death;
Heaven was reflected in her hue,
And heaven's own odours filled her breath.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Reflect, my dear, thou art not sure
Thy life shall, through this day, endure : As guiltless let it then be past,
As if it were to be thy last.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
"And yours," I said, "your love to me
Is one great, shining, glassy flood;
Your face, reflected, there I see,
So beautiful, so bright and good.
"A Sunset" by Thomas Frederick Young
So shall sweet thoughts, and thoughts sublime,
My constant inspirations be;
And every shifting scene of time
Reflect, my God! a light from Thee.
"Perpetual Praise" by John Bowring

In news:

" Blackthorn " paints a reflective look at Butch Cassidy.
Residents, it's a good time to take a look around and reflect on what is, and is not, working in the community.
In 1961 the international community signed a United Nations treaty that reflected an inter-governmental consensus on how to fight drugs all over the world.
Tom Pearson reflects on the recession's impact.
It can reflect problems with fluid volume (such as dehydration) or loss of blood.
Life in prison for 'cold- blooded killing' Jurors reflect after convicting Brian Minton in Josh Bailey murder.
A defiant Palestinian feminist from Gaza reflects on being secular in a religious land.
These comments do not reflect the opinion of Nashoba Publishing.
Campaigners are fighting for a permanent memorial to be build on the site, a peace park to allow for quiet reflection, but negotiations have been delayed over price.
The rating upgrade reflects "two years of significant improvement to operating profitability, driven in part by strong growth in volume trends," according to Moody's, the leading bond rating service.
In this image, the red areas are the areas of highest amplitude reflection and indicate voids in the bond between the target and its substrate.
Ever curious and with a little bit of time for self-reflection and evaluation, Al Borges popped in every game from his season and a half at Michigan and started to chart.
Born Again ' reflects Newsboys' journey and faith.
Born of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney Reflects on Life on Tour.
Born Again' reflects Newsboys' journey and faith.
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In science:

Gupta (1966) introduces the concept of a multiple function barrier (mfb): a state that can absorb, reflect, let through or hold for a moment.
Modified discrete random walk with absorption
At the boundaries, the walker is either absorbed or reflected back to the system.
Modified discrete random walk with absorption
Weesakul B 1961 The random walk between a reflecting and an absorbing barrier, Ann.
Modified discrete random walk with absorption
Hardin J C and Sweet A L 1969 A note on absorption probabilities for a random walk between a reflecting and an absorbing barrier, J.
Modified discrete random walk with absorption
Percus (1985) considers an asymmetric random walk, with one or two boundaries, on a one-dimensional lattice. At the boundaries, the walker is either absorbed or reflected back to the system.
Random walk on the integers with equidistant multiple function barriers
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