He might make an agreeable companion for Mubarak as they spend their sunset years reflecting on what might have been.
He was to be Iran's moderate president, reflecting public sentiment to avoid the bombast of the erstwhile Ahmadinejad.
The baseline (a measurement of emotional stability) is constantly shifting, reflecting strong mood swings.
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.
reflect re·flect (rĭ-flěkt')
v. re·flect·ed, re·flect·ing, re·flects
To bend back.
To throw or bend back light, heat, or sound from a surface.
To think seriously.
To send back a motor impulse in response to a sensory stimulus.