To turn about

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To turn about to face to another quarter; to turn around.
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Usage

In literature:

She would have dropped it; her first impulse was to do so, but Cora turned as her hand was about to loosen its clasp upon the fragment.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
It is usually turned when the temperature rises to about 130 deg.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
You remember about three weeks ago we were to have played a foursome out at Hendon, and I didn't turn up?
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
The reviewing officer returns the salute; the major turns about, brings the battalion to order arms, and again turns to the front.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A little after twelve o'clock, just as they began to think it was about time to turn in, they heard the most ghastly noise in the house.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Turning about, Hester tossed the ball to Louise who made a goal from the foul of the freshmen team.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
When the glasses were filled the young Venezuelan turned to those standing about him on the grass and commanded silence.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
However, I set about my opponent after that, and had begun to enjoy the game immensely by the time we reached the turn.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
The dispute, whatever it may turn upon, must appear to come about naturally.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
But to return to what I was speaking about: with the women to lead, the school has even turned the tables on the jail and invaded it bodily.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
It failed to hear the order "About-turn" and marched straight forward.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
Turn after about 1-1/2 minutes, and afterward turn a little oftener to prevent burning.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
After a quick glance about, he turned to Mrs. Morton.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
He turned about and moved over to the arm rack.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
There he unsaddled his horse and turned it to graze, setting about immediately to get his dinner.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
At Fifty-seventh Street I paused, before turning, to look about me and to listen.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
It swung clumsily about, heading off out of sight in the fog to turn.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
She turned her mischievous gray eyes about, pursed up her lips and asked Mrs. Condiment if she were about to open a fancy bazaar.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
We were below at the time, just after dinner, about to turn in, when we heard the call.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Her eyes opened wide and she seemed about to turn.
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
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In poetry:

The king he turn'd him round about,
And wistna what to say:
Quo' he, "Man, thou's ha'e leave to speak,
Though thou should speak all day."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
As one who, walking in the twilight gloom,
Hears round about him voices as it darkens,
And seeing not the forms from which they come,
Pauses from time to time, and turns and hearkens;
"The Seaside And The Fireside : Dedication" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The infant strains his little arms, to catch
The rays that glance about his silken hair;
And Luxury hangs her amber lamps, to match
Thy face, when turned away from bower and palace fair.
"Morning" by Maria Gowen Brooks
I never did head him nor turn him about,
I aimed to just trail him till I wore him plum out.
Then for five or six days I gained not an inch;
He was wearin' no crutches and that was cinch.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Winter in the world it is,
Round about the unhoped kiss
Whose dream I long have sorrowed o’er;
Round about the longing sore,
That the touch of thee shall turn
Into joy too deep to burn.
"Meeting In Winter" by William Morris
Dread closed fast and vague about her,
And her thoughts turned fearfully
To her heart, if there some shelter
From the silence there might be,
Like bare cedars leaning inland
From the blighting of the sea.
"The Captive" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Pharm Exec speaks to Bausch + Lomb CEO Brent Saunders about how he turned around "a very troubled company".
But "The Racketeer " turns out not to be a story about a triumph or a miscarriage of courtroom justice.
About 15,000 supporters turned out to see John McCain McCain and Sarah Palin at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
He related he was about to turn 67 and found he had lost a lot of muscle mass.
A paper about longevity genes has turned out to have a pretty short life itself.
It's become nearly impossible to turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without seeing a story about rising oil prices.
Title IX about to turn 40.
What to know about turning your roof into a sundeck .
About halfway through lunch, the talk turned to education.
My online research career has taken some interesting turns, like my fascination with our visits to porn sites and what those visits tell us about ourselves.
Grill for about 15 minutes over medium to high heat until shrimp starts to split open, turning half way through.
It is possible you hadn't heard, what with the onset of the holiday season, the fiscal cliff and several unexpected plot turns on "Homeland" to worry about.
Chris Hughes Is About to Turn 100.
Flint resident Ronald Steward talks about the need to turn Flint around.
In May, prosecutors obtained a subpoena requiring Twitter to turn over information about an account holder who had posted on Twitter during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
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In science:

There have been hopes of using surveys of gravitational lenses to distinguish among cosmological models, but I have the impression that the study of galactic lenses will turn out to be more important in learning about the lensing galaxies themselves.
Conference Summary - 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
Nevertheless, before turning to the very few more realistic full particle PIC simulations with different mass ratios from small to about realistic, we are first going to discuss here hybrid simulations in one and two dimensions of the formation and behaviour of quasi-parallel shocks.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The first is that the generation of pulsations in the foreshock implies that the upstream magnetic field is turned about into tangential direction to the nominal shock surface.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
With the LHC about to turn on, this possibility is exciting.
R-symmetric Gauge Mediation and the MRSSM
The conjecture itself turned actually to be wrong, as I proved about a year after graduation.
The work of Fred Cohen
The “Reader’s Guide” section remarked that I suspect that the introduction to weak values and the finite-dimensional examples of Section 5 may turn out to be all that most readers care to learn about weak values.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
F (that is, be conjugate to ρF 0 in ΓF (P )), since it would necessarily have to be a half-turn about the midpoint of the edge; however, since the edge joins S to S (cid:5) , its rotation axis could not pass through o.
Regular Polyhedra of Index Two, I
The characteristic large-scale polarization angle correlation length, equation (5), turns out to be in the range of ∼ 66 mpc to ∼ 15 mpc, which is a change of about a factor of four.
Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to Small Scales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data
It turns out that almost all results about Pr¨ufer spaces can be generalized to pairs, and the work with pairs even simplifies some proofs.
Pr\"ufer algebraic spaces
Although Theorem 3 gives a condition to determine when the subset value iteration is more efficient than standard value iteration for a POMDP, it does not answer the question that how much savings the algorithm can bring about, which turns out to be a very difficult problem in theoretical analysis.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
In turn naturalness suggests all of them not to be heavier than about 800 GeV.
A Motivated Non-Standard Supersymmetric Spectrum
The maximum-likelihood estimate of the power-law exponent θ4 for the experimental data turns out to be about 1.0484.
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
The constraint Pt r can also include trap variables t r (cid:48) of other traps (t r (cid:54)= t r (cid:48) ) which, in turn, introduces a dependency relation between the traps and enables one to talk about specific paths (i.e., sequences of trap-labeled transitions).
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
Moreover, many basic questions about the stationary distribution of a random walk as above turn out to be undecidable, even if one assumes that the stationary distribution exists [Gam07].
Undecidable problems: a sampler
In other words, as noticed in , Hardy’s experiment turns out to be a study of the violation of the CH inequality under further constraints about the values of some probabilities.
Device-independent bounds for Hardy's experiment
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