from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a reflective manner; by reflection, in any sense of that word.

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  • adverb In a reflective manner.

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  • adverb in a reflective manner


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  • Taken all round, I've found life a very good sort of thing -- although "-- reflectively --" I've missed the best it has to offer a man.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • I'm not at all sure "-- reflectively --" that the union of sympathetic temperaments, even where less love is, does not result in a much larger degree of happiness than the union of opposites, where there is great love.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Rooke "-- reflectively --" always reminds me somewhat of a powder barrel.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Anyhow, "reflectively," it made it thicker, and they sez it was

    Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

  • Sometimes "-- reflectively --" I've thought perhaps I might do something wicked -- I might suddenly fly into a rage and kill Miss Minchin, you know, when she was ill-treating me -- but I couldn't be vulgar.

    A Little Princess

  • But, then, "reflectively," I'll not take much credit to myself for that.

    Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall

  • 'Owever, "reflectively," I'ave' eard 'e could' it 'ard! "

    Half A Chance

  • “Sadly, asuran krewes are often lost,” Snaff said reflectively.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • “Sadly, asuran krewes are often lost,” Snaff said reflectively.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Hutchinson snuffed the smoky candle and reflectively rubbed the soot from the wick between thumb and forefinger.



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