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    #1

    Talking meaning

    hi
    The vidphone beside his bed clanged; he reached, by reflex of his profession, to acknowledge it.

    Later, it is shown, that the vidphone is sort of voice-operated, no need to reach after it.


    what does the expression ("by reflexion of his profession") mean?

    yhanks a million

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    #2

    Re: meaning

    He must answer the phone a lot at work. I can't say more without an idea of his profession.

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    #3

    Re: meaning

    P.K. Dick, isn't it...
    "by reflexion of his profession" means he is sort of used to picking up the phone late at night because it's a part of his job (he runs his own grave-digging company - you never know when you're needed).

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    Re: meaning

    Is it? Thanks- I didn't know. I have only read a couple of his.

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