Phrases with "reflected"

Elizabeth Von Arnim Years of practice, reflected Mrs. Fisher, chopping it up, years of actual living in Italy, would be necessary to learn the exact trick. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The mirror in front of Nicole reflected the passage between the men’s side and the women’s, and Nicole started up at the sight of Tommy entering and wheeling sharply into the men’s shop. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis There was a curate ast me to join ’em,” reflected Ginger. “But you, Mixy, a king must ‘ave bushels of military training. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton She reflected with self-derision that all her suicidal impulses seemed to end in the same way; by landing her in the arms of some man she didn’t care for. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

George Gissing The great open space gleamed with shafts of yellow radiance reflected on wet asphalt from the numerous lamps. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Charles reflected that there had been some treason, and was silent. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Miss Hephzibah Judson was one of the individuals whose shining sanctity of life and comfortable income lent a reflected brightness to the irreproachable suburb. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

H.P. Lovecraft Where I was, I neither knew nor seriously reflected upon — and for a moment it struck me as amusing to plan a serious escape from that which I knew to be a dream. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

H. G. Wells What else is there to do, Stella? What else is there for our generation to do?” “Nothing,” reflected Stella. “Nothing whatever. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Ann Radcliffe The lake, unruffled by the lightest air, reflected the vermil tints of the horizon with the sublime scenery on its borders, darkening every instant with the falling twilight. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Rigid and hard in his hands, the Graal reflected only the lights of the Duke’s study; he sighed and relaxed his hold, glancing at his two companions. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

But before setting out he reflected that for a lad of intelligence and experience he was in a singular predicament, since he was proceeding toward uncertainty and leaving certainty behind him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Gissing Her childhood, indeed, seemed to her to have lasted until she came to Naples; with hot shame she reflected on her speech and behaviour at that time. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Willa Cather Here and there one saw reflected the image of a heifer, turned loose to live upon the sparse sand-grass. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

The oval shape of the face differed only in its features and its downward inclination from the innumerable backs, and in the fact that it reflected no light. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Her chest stuck out like the roof, and her red face, half hidden by the green handkerchief which was tied round it, was like a dormer-window when the sun is reflected on it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James As she rose she spoke to me, and then I reflected that perhaps, secure in my almost inveterate absence, it was her nightly practice to take a lonely airing. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

The girl dragged one of her trunks out of a recess in the simply-furnished bedchamber, and, sitting down upon it in a half-despondent attitude, reflected on the unlooked for break in her existence. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

There is a red glow reflected on the barrack windows . Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

When D’Artagnan found himself quite alone, he reflected very profoundly upon what had just taken place. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Milady reflected that the more people she had around her the more she would have to work upon, and Lord de Winter would redouble his watch. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf The window panes reflected apples, reflected roses; all the leaves were green in the glass. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Anthony Trollope In the event of ‘anything happening’ to that ne’er-do-well nephew, he himself would be the heir; and he reflected not unfrequently that something very probably might happen to the nephew. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle In the distance lay a range of mountains, with one great peak shooting up from amongst them coquettishly draped in a wreath of clouds which reflected the ruddy light of the setting sun. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne The deep blackness of the night was already scarified with sharp bright lines, which were reflected back by the water with unerring exactness. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells It meant something? At the back of it, lost to sight perhaps, there was some rational or semi-rational idea?” “Perhaps,” reflected Sarnac. “But I never detected it. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

She had me when I was young, and a soldier — with some reflected glory about me from the hero I followed — and rich and happy. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Anna Katherine Green This fine American woman was not without a sense of reflected glory given by this fact. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Edith Wharton It made him seem years older, and she reflected with a shiver that listening to him probably gave her the same look. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Rafael Sabatini He reflected that no cloud would ever have troubled their relations but for that rascal Kynaston. The very thought of the fellow was enough to fling Sir Charles into a fresh passion. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

I remembered only, and it was with a bitter anguish that I reflected on it, to order that my chemical instruments should be packed to go with me. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Thomas Love Peacock From this position a portion of the sky and the woods was reflected in the pool, which, from its bank, was but a mass of darkness. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

The sky was alight with reflected fire. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Nobody diverted her now, reflected Mrs. Fisher, making straight for the clump of daphne; the world had grown very dull, and had entirely lost its sense of humour. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Rafael Sabatini He reflected further, and realized how aptly set was the stage for such a comedy as he had in mind. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

He reflected that his conversations with Ruth had a way of beginning in fun, becoming more serious, and ending in silence. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Mary Webb He reflected that if he sold the cob he could pay a first-rate doctor to attend her and two nurses. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Sinclair Lewis Sam reflected how excited he would have been as a boy to find these vanishing stairways, after reading in Stevenson and Walter Scott of secret passageways, of smugglers and underground chambers. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Kingsley It was Ht by a single chandelier, which was reflected in four great pier-glasses reaching to the ground, in which Charles’s top-boots and brown face were reduplicated most startingly. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Thomas Paine What will Mr. Burke place against this? I will whisper his answer: Loaves and Fishes. Ah! this government of loaves and fishes has more mischief in it than people have yet reflected on. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Thomas Hardy A yellow flood of reflected sunlight filled the room for a few instants. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton He reflected a little, and then said — “Theoretically, I suppose, we ought to call the police. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

James Joyce It was after sunset; but the window-panes of the houses that looked to the west reflected the tawny gold of a great bank of clouds. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle I sat down upon a boulder and reflected upon my unfortunate plight. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Theodore Dreiser For the moment he wanted to say, “Poor girlie, you do have a hard time, don’t you, with me?” but he reflected instantly how such a remark would be received. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Leon Trotsky And beyond him one saw the Scheidemanns, the Eberts, the Welses. Switzerland reflected Germany and France, only in a neutral, that is to say, a subdued, way and also on a much-reduced scale. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Virginia Woolf Standing by the cupboard in the corner he saw her reflected in the glass. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Virginia Woolf He reflected that no fire on earth could ever hope to consume that vast vegetable encumbrance. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Henry James I reflected that I must really figure to her as a fool, which was an entertainment I had never expected to give her. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

And then I reflected that she was used to it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Those who have reflected at all upon the fine arts, know that power of one kind is often inconsistent, positively incompatible, with power of another kind. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Jules Verne The sun, scarce above the horizon, described a lengthened curve; and its rays, reflected on the snow, gave more light than heat. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Well, if Farmer Blake did say it—stupid old idiot!—it was not obliged to be true, reflected Jacob then. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Zona Gale Here, where the light was dim like the glow from light reflected upon low clouds, they took their way among great branching cacti and nameless plants that caught at their ankles. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Hardy Indeed, the more he reflected thereon, after his brother’s aristocratic marriage, the more content did he become. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Joseph Furphy A German prince, whose name I forget at the present moment, visited these provinces; and our Beatrix Esmond —— Well, perhaps a reflected greatness is better than no greatness at all. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jules Verne Some reflected the light of day upon a thousand crystal facets. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

T. E. Lawrence He had put off his cloak, and wore only his white head-veil and white robes: the powerful firelight was reflected by these and by his pale, ravaged face. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

D. H. Lawrence It grew quite dark, the lights reflected into the room. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Horace Walpole Matilda reflected that Isabella had been twice delivered by Theodore in very critical situations, which she could not believe accidental. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

As Mr. Tillott’s wife, she would be a very great lady amongst small people; and Mr. Tillott himself would be invested with a reflected glory from having married an heiress. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He reflected that Antonia would be the reward of his daring: He inflamed his imagination by enumerating her charms. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry James And yet I reflected that he probably lived n that neighorhood, inasmuch as he had made his pilgrimage to the vacant house on foot. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Wilkie Collins He allowed for these, and he allowed also for the modification in the form of Anne Catherick’s delusion, which was reflected no doubt in her manner and expression. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The light of the burning letter was reflected in her eyes and touched her cheek with a tinge of crimson like the stain upon its page. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Hardy The reflected form was that of the man she had seen further off, but being inverted, she could not definitely characterize him. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

M. R. James After that, as time goes on, I see a shadow coming over him — destined to develop into utter blackness — which I cannot but think must have been reflected in his outward demeanour. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

His face, to which in the exercise of his austere functions he had managed to give the immobility of marble, reflected the most cruel agitation; while his eyes betrayed the inward agony of his soul. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Thomas Hardy The huge pool of blood in front of her was already assuming the iridescence of coagulation; and when the sun rose a hundred prismatic hues were reflected from it. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Apparently circulating around the yellow sun was a comparatively small and hardly distinguishable satellite, which seemed to shine, not by its own, but by reflected light. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

As to his methods, they by no means always reflected his intentions. Emile Zola by William Dean Howells

George Eliot He reflected that he could take coffee and sit up late, and perhaps produce something rather fine. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

But then I reflected that I knew nothing of what might be happening daily to the post-bag. Prester John by John Buchan

Edith Wharton As he did so, he reflected that, since pity for suffering was one of the most elementary forms of egotism, he ought to have remembered that it was necessarily one of the most tenacious. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

H. G. Wells We had a great time, Gemini.” “Had!” reflected Gemini. “Well —”. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The feeble and fading woman seemed to lean on the strong bright girl, to gain a reflected strength from her fulness of life and vigour. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

John Galsworthy How could that great handsome, healthy creature care for one so spindly and rarefied as she looked reflected there? He could snap her off with his hands. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anatole France But one could see on the bald cranium of Choulette the flame of the candle reflected in rays of gold. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

This patch of reflected light was about seven feet above the floor. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Nothing would have been easier, reflected Don Pedro, than for the assassin to enter by the window, and, having accomplished his deed, to leave in the same way, bearing the case containing the mummy. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassan She reflected a few moments and then said: “He won’t be buried till Saturday, and that will give you all day tomorrow. The Moribund by Guy de Maupassan

Alfred Ainger On these occasions I am sure to be in good-humour for a week or two after, and enjoy a reflected honeymoon. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

It stopped at every station, and in the afternoon it simply got tired and sat down in the middle of a moor and reflected for an hour. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Theodore Dreiser His saloon was the finest in all Wentworth Avenue. It fairly glittered with the newly introduced incandescent lamp reflected in a perfect world of beveled and faceted mirrors. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton Startled at finding it locked he rattled the handle violently; then he reflected that Mattie was alone and that it was natural she should barricade herself at nightfall. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The same amount of trouble would have been enough to dress them properly, reflected Scrap. Naturally they looked like nothing on earth in the jumpers. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Nikolai Gogol All seemed united in it: the art of Raphael, reflected in the lofty grace of the grouping; the art of Correggio, breathing from the finished perfection of the workmanship. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

George MacDonald A single spot on the floor reflected a little light, but around that spot all was black. Lilith by George MacDonald

The facets and apex of the crystal reflected harsh brightness as unsullied as the moss-filtered, unstable drips which gathered second by second and were gone. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Henry James I reflected that you’d perhaps like to see him before any one else. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

As I looked at her I reflected that I was as stupid as an ostrich. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Arnold Bennett She reflected in her terror: “If I don’t begin right off, he will be asking me to begin, and that will be worse than ever. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope A tear came into each eye as he reflected that all this was gone. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I reflected as I walked that few men in the world could have spent a stranger night or added more to human knowledge in the course of it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Her home was a nest of domestic virtues, but she had a daughter who reflected but little credit upon the nest. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

H. G. Wells He reflected upon the disadvantages of strenuous greatness. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Edith Wharton The little theatre sparkled with wax-lights reflected in the facets of glass chandeliers and in the jewels of the richly-habited company, and Odo was struck by the refined brilliancy of the scene. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Anthony Trollope And he thinks, too, that his reflected honours will be more to me than all the fame that I can earn for myself. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

She was grateful for his affection, obedient, submissive; her grace and beauty gave him a reflected lustre in society. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

But then, he reflected with a groan, that though he could see their dwellings, they could not see him, for he was hidden by the shoulder of the hill. The Keeper of Cademuir by John Buchan [1894]

Sarah Orne Jewett We who were her neighbors were full of gayety, which was but the reflected light from her beaming countenance. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

George Gissing Have I committed myself in any way?” “It is a change in myself—I was too hasty—I reflected afterwards instead of before——” “Forgive me if I make the most of that admission. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The sun hung low above the Staten Island woods, and the bay was dyed with golden hues reflected from the sun-warmed sails of the shipping in the harbour. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Theodore Dreiser She had liked the rather exaggerated curtsies they taught her, and she had often reflected on how she would use them when she reached home. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Benjamin Disraeli It was a portrait of Queen Agrippina by a master hand, and admirably illumined by reflected light, so that it seemed to live. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Guy de Maupassan And these red rocks were reflected in the blue waters. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Madame made a step forward, thinking she was looking at the form of her brother-inlaw reflected in a mirror. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Mr. Marchmont reflected upon the amount of his possessions, and their security in the jewel-drawer of his dressing-case. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The mirror on a dressing table reflected her image—her blooming tear-wet youth, framed in the wonderful hair falling a shadow about her. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

But that, he reflected sombrely, was selfish. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Wilkie Collins I began almost to doubt the evidence of my own senses when I reflected that the apparently impracticable object with which we had left Naples was already, by the merest chance, virtually accomplished. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Sir Walter Scott Buildings of different kinds caught and reflected the wintry sunbeams of a December morning, and the woods, though now leafless, gave relief and variety to the landscape. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Nikolai Gogol Tchartkoff set to work, posed his model, reflected a bit, fixed upon the idea, waved his brush in the air, settling the points mentally, and then began and finished the sketching in within an hour. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Ford Madox Ford It was, of course, because Sylvia had on her illuminated dressing-table, reflected by the glass, just such another smooth, silver segment of tubing . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Charles Dickens Well! A kind of a jealousy began to creep into my mind when I reflected that all those books would have been read by other people long before they was read by her. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Anthony Trollope After all, who shall say that the man was selfish? He was contented to shine with a reflected honour. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He reflected with a shade of satisfaction that she knew his London address. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

And, secretly, he ground his teeth in rage and jealousy, when he reflected on the youth, the fascinations, and the brilliancy of that formidable rival whom he pretended to undervalue. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Elizabeth Gaskell Around the mirrors, framed in white polished wood, creeping plants were trained so that the tropical flowers fell over and were reflected in the glass. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

The more he reflected the more he suspected that he had been outwitted by Peggy Black. She had led him on, and the pocket-book had been planted for him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle The great chandelier reflected its lustre cheerily in the mirrors around, and cast a warm glow on the red velvet of the furniture. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Robert Louis Stevenson As he went, he reflected that Flora must now be a woman of near his own age, and it was within the bounds of possibility that she was married; but this dishonourable doubt he dammed down. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather He reflected upon the mysterious dishes that were brought into the dining room, the green bottles in buckets of ice, as he had seen them in the supper party pictures of the Sunday World supplement. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Helen Zimmern She was not, and never had been, good-looking;10 but a face that beamed such kindliness, reflected such intelligence, could never be really plain. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Henry James Not even the pattering little serva came to look after me, and I reflected that after all this treatment showed confidence. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

The sea, which was free that night from the phosphorescence that often characterizes those waters, reflected very little light, from the stars. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Henry James I walked round the church, hesitating, hovering; I reflected that I had already, with him, hurt myself beyond repair. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Really, he reflected with Hedda Gabler, people should not do these things nowadays. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

Edith Wharton The mahogany bedstead, covered with a white embroidered counterpane, was symmetrically reflected in the mirror of a wardrobe which matched it. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

But this deception would probably not have stopped our fiery young man if the host had not reflected that the reclamation which his guest made was perfectly just. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Where these intersected at the widest part there was a corroded metallic plate that reflected the moonlight with a dismal lustre. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Twelve months or twelve years it may take before the truth comes to light, but I marry no one but Dan.” Sir John reflected on the dangers of aviation and swiftly came to a conclusion. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Victor Hugo He reflected on that world of which he had just caught a glimpse with the icy contemplation of a last look. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. Rider Haggard Thus reflected Nam in perplexity of soul, wishing to himself the while that he had retired from his office before he was called upon to face questions so difficult and so dangerous. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Elizabeth Gaskell Everything reflected light, nothing absorbed it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Abraham Merri The blow of the fir, he reflected with a certain satisfaction, had been no futile one. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

No light was reflected from the depths. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling Then he reflected on the detached criticism of his best friends and her best friends, male and female, with whom he and she and others had talked so openly while their gay adventure was in flower. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

H. G. Wells Near at hand and reflected exactly in the water was the upper part of a familiar-looking stone pillar. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It would be inevitable that movements which interest so many persons, among them many of more than ordinary intelligence, should be reflected in fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Abraham Merri I could see it reflected in Larry’s face. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Richard Arden, perhaps, felt that had he hesitated it would have reflected on his courage. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry James The mirror descended low, and yet it reflected nothing but a large unclad flesh surface. The American by Henry James [1877]

His analytical and sympathetic mind is reflected in the quiet wit and easy charm of his writing. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Edgar Allan Poe It is inconceivable how rich a sentiment of satisfaction arose in my bosom as I reflected upon my absolute security. The Imp of the Perverse by Edgar Allan Poe [1845]

Seated upon the log where the women had rested a few moments before, with his hand pressed upon his forehead, he reflected and weighed the chances. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser It seemed to Cowperwood, to say the least, that Stephanie was leading a rather free and inconsequential existence, and yet it reflected her exactly — the color of her soul. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

John Morley If Eymeric's procedure only copied the ordinary criminal jurisprudence, the bigotry of the ecclesiastics was accurately reflected in the bigotry of the secular tribunals. Voltaire by John Morley

George Gissing The higher windows reflected a rich glow from the western sky. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Geoffrey reflected with pride that Eva was still quite well. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

His character — genial, sympathetic, and pleasure-loving, yet honest, diligent, and studious — is reflected in his writings. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Thomas Hardy She reflected on Mrs. Hooper’s remark, and said no more about age. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Anthony Trollope Then I reflected that they could get nothing from me in my anger,—not even a promise of a good word. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon It was a delightful, even a luxurious building, and I reflected that changing my world I had also “gone up in the world. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The idea was reflected in the world of business by a conception of free competition; no man should grow rich except by the free preference of a great following of customers. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope His daily companions could not but feel a reflected honour in their own intimacy with the friend of the eldest son of a Marquis, and were anxious to stand well with one who lived in such high society. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing A trifling point, but he had since reflected on it with some annoyance. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith Concerning himself, he made no stipulation, but he reflected on Lord Feltre’s likely estimate of her as a bit of a heathen. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sinclair Lewis Can’t you make it a hundred and ten?” He reflected how different, under his influence, Peony had become from this brat. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford And his worshipper, Having reflected glory . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Abraham Merri The left hand of the figure swung up, clutching a similar bottle — It was he, John Kenton, reflected in the long mirror on the wall. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence The faintest gold reflected in the more open eastern sky, in front. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James He reflected with sober placidity that at least there were no monuments of his “meanness” scattered about the world. The American by Henry James [1877]

Francis Bacon The reasons for the latter opinion rest chiefly on this, that the moon reflects the rays of the sun; nor does light seem to be reflected except by solid bodies. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Anne Bronte Sir Thomas had indeed proposed to her at the ball; an event which reflected great credit on her mamma’s sagacity, if not upon her skill in contrivance. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Kate Chopin The girl was quite as tall as her aunt Pelagie, with dark eyes that reflected joy as a still pool reflects the light of stars; and her rounded cheek was tinged like the pink crepe myrtle. Short stories by Kate Chopin

Sigmund Freud Lake, she flings herself into the dark water at a place where the pale moon is reflected in the water. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Virginia Woolf A long narrow glass by the bedside reflected a section of the sky; it was dazzled at the moment with red light. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

In the evening, Adrian and I proceeded to Westminster. As we went he reminded me of what I was to say and do, yet, strange to say, I entered the chamber without having once reflected on my purpose. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Margaret Oliphant She reflected that the report might not be true, and that it was premature at least to accept the position. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle To see their sons and daughters so flushed and healthy and happy, gave them also a reflected glow, and it was hard to say who had most pleasure from the game, those who played or those who watched. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Percy Bysshe Shelley For an instant he shrunk within himself: he thought of his past life, and his awakened conscience reflected images of horror. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

W. H. Hudson The polished intensely white surfaces of such skulls as had been longest exposed to the sun reflected the noonday light so powerfully that it almost pained the eyes to look at them. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Henry Handel Richardson Have you ever reflected what a difference it would make, did we mortals SERIOUSLY believe in a life to come? . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Rafael Sabatini This resolve uplifted him, and oddly enough it uplifted him all the more when he reflected that perhaps he would be jeopardizing his own neck by the confession upon which he had determined. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Guy de Maupassant Soon they would see the girl, coming through the fields, and it pleased them to watch the sparkling sunbeams reflected from her shining pail. Two Little Soldiers (Petit Soldat) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Marjorie Bowen At his elbow lay the ivory framed mirror his brother had put down; it reflected the glimmer of his blue sleeve. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Gissing Over his luncheon at the hotel Everard reflected with some gravity, for, if he were not mistaken, the hour had come when he must make up his mind on a point too long in suspense. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Images form themselves in our minds perpetually as if they were reflected in some pool. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Edith Wharton The mirror above the dressing-table reflected the high head-board and fluted pillow-slips of the double bed, and a bedspread so spotlessly white that she had hesitated to lay her hat and jacket on it. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

George Gissing It did not appear that Mrs. Hood reflected on this exclusive attachment in Emily; it certainly troubled her not at all. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Wrenn reflected that Morton must be a society person; and he made his invitation highly polite: “Well, say, old man, I’d be awful happy if you could come over and feed on me. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James He reflected that Valentin’s friendship was older than Urbain’s enmity, and that at a funeral it was easy to escape notice. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Borrow Here the view became wildly interesting; the sun was sinking in the midst of red and stormy clouds, and its rays were reflected on the dun walls of the lofty town to which we were wending. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

H. G. Wells And in his relaxed state Chiffan reflected upon women. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

She hated the smell, but also the row of lofty shining mirrors that reflected again and again the long room with empty tables, chairs piled high. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Charles Dickens When you see the distant sky red, think of me no more; or, if you do, remember what a Hell was lighted up inside of me, and think you see its flames reflected in the clouds. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Anything that could by possibility have reflected blame or dishonor upon their father, she would have perished rather than have allowed them so much as to suspect. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James His retirement would be into single life, and Fleda reflected that he had now gone away conscious of having practically told her so. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

H. G. Wells It was extremely dark, this passage, after the blinding sunlight reflected from the sulphurous ground. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

The pile towered above me like a mausoleum, and I reflected that it must take some nerve to burgle an empty house. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Three weeks I slept at St. Hubert’s Chase; When I woke from the fever of wounds and wine, I could scarce believe that the ghastly face That the glass reflected was really mine. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Mark Twain The peaceful face reflected somewhat of peace and healing into his own spirit, and his thoughts wandered away to bygone times and dreamy memories. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Susanna Rowson I never once reflected that the man who could stoop to seduction, would not hesitate to forsake the wretched object of his passion, whenever his capricious heart grew weary of her tenderness. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

His usually restless black eyes were staring fixedly into the grate, a point of red light in each, reflected from the glowing coals. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli She stood for a moment before the tall mirror which reflected her whole person. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

His perjury presented itself before him: He reflected on the scene which had just been acted, and trembled at the consequences of a discovery. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry James Fleda reflected that what she “required” was simply every object that surrounded them. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

It must have been full day outside now, for the funnel was bright with sunshine, and even the dim cave caught a reflected radiance. Prester John by John Buchan