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- variant spelling of reflection
- ‘In 1618, Galileo explained some visible comets in a fiery work as reflexions of light, so that nobody believed the Jesuit astronomer Grassi, who realised that the comets were flying bodies.’
- ‘By widening the field to include all forms of film experimentation, by tracing a historical line from Marey to today, this book proposes new reflexions.’
- ‘But on reflexion neither of these would been the right way to proceed.’
- ‘I paused and fixed my eyes on her reflexion in the mirror.’
- ‘Althought I think it's a nice reflexion on the strength of the team.’
- ‘I checked my reflexion in the mirror and smiled to myself.’
- ‘In truth, we touch the essence of his reflexion on cinema - as though he had to resort to all the subtleties of reason in order to appease his lamentations.’
- ‘I thought that it was better to have time for reflexion than extra material.’
- ‘The writing itself does not resort to much critical reflexion or afterthought.’
- ‘In his ‘Concluding reflexions,’ Bateson made no bones about his belief that the ‘existence of Discontinuity in Variation is therefore proof that the accepted hypothesis is inadequate.’’
- ‘He looked into the waters and saw her reflexion.’
- ‘This should give some motive for reflexion if one recalls Northrop Frye's famous generalization that Canadian literature is, or at least was, a continuous meditation on ‘Where is here?’’
- ‘Greville explains that incorporating together the power of separate nations would create an ‘uneven balance of State; the very reflexion of scorn between age, and youth.’’
- ‘The plaintiffs are not portraying any abnormal sensitivity or delicacy in seeking to worship in an atmosphere of quiet and calm reflexion.’
- ‘Tolkien admitted, ‘My ‘Sam Gamgee’ is indeed a reflexion of the English soldier, of the privates and batmen I knew in the 1914 war, and recognised as so far superior to myself.’’
- ‘Further reflexion and experiment showed me my subject strangled in that extreme of rigour.’
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