Definition of looking glass in English:

looking glass

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noun

  • 1A mirror: she stared at her reflection in the looking glass
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    • One would expect brilliant reflections in a looking glass owned by the marquise and depicted by Boucher, not murky half-lights.
    • Janet looks into her looking glass, practising a number of reflections for a public audience.
    • Cate opened her eyes and avoided looking into the looking glass placed before her.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Opposite to what is normal or expected: looking-glass logic
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    • Germany is a looking-glass land for rockers, a place to slip personae and assume new guises.
    • It is a kind of moral idiocy: the greatest defender of freedom on the planet, enjoying the freest institutions, seeking its moral yardstick in the looking-glass values of a corrupt, perverse institutional relic.
    • America's restorationist revolution led to a looking-glass system of politics in which progress and retrogression, left and right, were jumbled, just as they were in the initial stages of the French Revolution.

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