Origin of reflective
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4. contemplative, thoughtful. See pensive.
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Examples from the Web for reflective
When he does, here is a gentleness in his voice, a reflective and lovely quality that no movie he has been in has ever captured.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
After Republicans took control of the Senate and made gains in the House, Democrats were in a somber, reflective mood.Asian Americans Are The Country’s Fastest Growing Swing Vote
November 9, 2014
The 67-year-old is in a reflective mood, having effortlessly passed from fashion to fashion icon.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress
October 27, 2014
Back home in New Orleans, Donovan is reticent and Pleasant is reflective, but neither man fit in.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone
August 25, 2014
The images of Tupac were projected from above onto a reflective surface, which then reflected them onto the giant screen.Michael Jackson's Crazy Billboard Awards Performance and More Hologram Wins and Fails (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2014
Again the elder blew a reflective cloud over the merits of the question.Quaint Courtships
The Dublin people were gregarious and garrulous, and he was solitary and reflective.Changing Winds</p>
St. John G. Ervine
I like the reflective turn, no matter how beaten the path it may select for its exercise.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
She, reflective, hesitated a moment then making up her mind bravely.Chance
It is better for mankind to be impressionable than reflective.Notes on My Books
- characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
- capable of reflectinga reflective surface
- produced by reflection
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Word Origin and History for reflective
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
- Capable of or producing reflection.
- Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
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