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  • v. To think carefully about something, and give it due consideration.
  • v. To access details of (a data type, etc.) at run-time using reflection.
  • v. To give an impression of (used with an adverb).


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  • While the sad little details were being arranged Mr. Campion had leisure to reflect on the evidence which had brought the Sunday-suited jury, with their perpetual jingle of darts medals and their solid, sensible faces, to their conclusions.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • This gives me an opportunity in this free-ranging debate to reflect on the good fortune I have had to be appointed by the Prime Minister to the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs.

    Speech - Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs - The Hon Duncan Kerr MP

  • We shall not deem it grievous to leave this failing tabernacle, when we reflect on the everlasting abode which is prepared for us.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • My journey has given me leisure to reflect on this Assemblée des Notables.


  • Writing my own obituary has made me reflect on the beginnings of my career in entertainment and the course my personal life has taken since that very first night on stage at the Comedy Shoppe in Denver.

    Roseanne Archy

  • If I were a German philosopher, I'd no doubt reflect on Superman's subjection of the Ultimate Embodiment of the Female, but since I ain't I can only conclude that I'm a galloping snob.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • If the mistaken view that people and things exist independently is the cause of all other counterproductive views and emotions, then one of the principal means of overcoming this mistaken outlook is to reflect on the fact that all phenomena arise dependently.

    How to See Yourself As You Really Are

  • MURRAY MCCULLY: Can I just reflect on the sentiment that Stephen has expressed that the election of any new government with new personalities provides an opportunity for problems that might have seemed almost insurmountable to be met and dealt with.

    Joint Media Conference, with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully ��� Perth, 21 January 2009 - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • I dare say one should be prepared for anything in a land where an illiterate peasant girl can give you the square root of a six-figure number at first glance, but when I reflect on the skill and speed of those copyists, and the analytical genius that penetrated that code … well, it can still rob me of breath.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • I returned to my home to reflect on the scenes of the past night, and Mr. and Mrs. Furr to the house of a friend of the bride in Penfield.

    Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman


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