Reflecting
Reflect Re*flect" (r?*fl?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reflecting}.] [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See {Flexible}, and cf. {Reflex}, v.] 1. To bend back; to give a backwa?d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat. [1913 Webster]

Let me mind the reader to reflect his eye on our quotations. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Bodies close together reflect their own color. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror. [1913 Webster]

Nature is the glass reflecting God, As by the sea reflected is the sun. --Young. [1913 Webster]


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