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reflexively

reflexively


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reflexive  \Re*flex"ive\  (-?v),  a. 
  1.  [Cf.  F.  r['e]flexif.]  Bending  or  turned  backward; 
  reflective;  having  respect  to  something  past. 
 
  Assurance  reflexive  can  not  be  a  divine  faith. 
  --Hammond. 
 
  2.  Implying  censure.  [Obs.]  ``What  man  does  not  resent  an 
  ugly  reflexive  word?''  --South. 
 
  3.  (Gram.)  Having  for  its  direct  object  a  pronoun  which 
  refers  to  the  agent  or  subject  as  its  antecedent;  --  said 
  of  certain  verbs;  as  the  witness  perjured  himself;  I 
  bethought  myself.  Applied  also  to  pronouns  of  this  class; 
  reciprocal;  reflective.  --  {Re*flex"ive*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Re*flex"ive*ness},  n.