reflex

Part of speech: adjective

Turned or thrown backward; reflective.

Part of speech: noun

Reflection, or an image produced by reflection; a mere copy.

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Usage examples "reflex":

  1. But Desire Ledwith knew that the hard unreckingness was only the reflex of a tenderness quick, not dead, which the Lord would not let go of to perish. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  2. If you had one of these consciences- I mean the kind of conscience that pretends to belong to you, and acts as if it belonged to some one else, I said one of these dead- frog- leg, reflex- action consciences, working and twitching away on you day and night, the way I have, you'd have to think about it sometimes. - "The Lost Art of Reading", Gerald Stanley Lee.
  3. But he did not realize that Market Street's attitude was only a reflex of the stir in the Valley. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.