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  • verb Present participle of mirror.
  • noun A reflection or inversion.


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  • But others don't care if it's scientific nonsense because, hey, it's just a conceit, and there's a lot of thematic intricacy to be wrought in mirroring the protagonist through a non-supernatural analogue of the fantasy/horror doppelganger: switch critical faculties to "metaphor", roll up the sleeves, and get stuck into interpreting the text.

    Narrative Grammars Hal Duncan 2008

  • "Low Red Moon Journal" has been orphaned since December 2006, but mostly I'm interested in mirroring those hundreds of entries that were made before I began this LJ in April 2004.

    "Thinking goatish thoughts, dreaming goatish dreams..." crk_blog_vault 2008

  • The folder mirroring is a welcome addition to my virtual XP installation — no more constant browsing to a shared Mac folder.

    VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 2 Now Available | Lifehacker Australia 2008

  • An important concept in teaching agents to be effective on the phone is what is called mirroring the customerpacing their responses based on how the customer is interacting with them.

    Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us Emily Yellin 2009

  • The girl was aroused, her expression mirroring her mentor's almost exactly as she raptly observed the scene.

    In the Midnight Hour 2007

  • He looked at her, his expression mirroring her fears.

    Hot Pursuit Jensen, Kathryn, 1949- 2005

  • He was a gifted listener; with his chin resting in his hand, he never let his gaze stray from people's faces as they spoke, his expression mirroring empathy and patience, humor and sadness.

    Nights in Rodanthe Sparks, Nicholas 2002

  • Lab Rat said, his expression mirroring the doubt in his voice.

    Joint Operations Douglass, Keith 2000

  • Father Ruthvere took over, his expression mirroring his relief at having something immediate he could do.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale Lackey, Mercedes 1995

  • The social psychology phenomenon of "mirroring" -- people that are your friends or people that like you in general, tend to physically mimic or mirror your behavior, vernacular, movements, etc. -- is example of the type of subconscious influence your friends have over you.

    Auren Hoffman: You Think For Yourself but You Act Like Your Friends (on homophily) 2009

  • The officers were adept at a method known as “mirroring”: subtly latching on to things the women were interested in and later declaring that they, too, shared those same passions – the same music, politics, books, commitment to vegetarianism.

    ‘It was as if he set out to destroy my sanity’: how the spy cops lied their way into women’s hearts – and beds Amelia Gentleman 2022


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