verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of reflect
Examples from the Web for reflecting
Ultimately, reflecting other people's reaction was highly effective.
Traditional coach seats gave the illusion of comfortable padding but were angular, not reflecting body shapes.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The whole ordeal gave me a thicker skin,” she said, reflecting on the incident.
The way these pictures were taken show a great deal of systematicity, reflecting a culture that is systematic in its approach.U.S.: Assad’s ‘Machinery of Death’ Worst Since the Nazis|Josh Rogin|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Colorado Republican described gardening as a “very relaxing hobby” while reflecting on the closely fought primary.Tom Tancredo Loses GOP Primary For Colorado Governor|Ben Jacobs|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once more he paused, reflecting whether or no he should speak the truth.Jess|H. Rider Haggard
To a reflecting mind, the scene was touching beyond description.
His head was wearily thrown on the back of the chair, his eyes, half-closed, he seemed to be reflecting over something.Mother|Maksim Gorky
She said never a word to her companions who, reflecting the smile of Old Superior, were deliriously happy.The Phantom Violin|Roy J. Snell
The sun set in a crimson blaze, reflecting on window and roof and the bloody waters of the river.Lorraine|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for reflecting
Word Origin for reflect
Word Origin and History for reflecting
late 14c., "turn or bend back;" early 15c., "to divert, to turn aside, deflect," from Old French reflecter (14c.), from Latin reflectere "bend back, turn back" (see reflection). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, early 15c.; meaning "to turn one's thoughts back on" is c.1600. Related: Reflected; reflecting.