Turn against

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turn against to use to the injury of: to render hostile: to rebel against
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Quotations

  • William Hazlitt
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    “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.”
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile%20Durkheim
    “It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.”
  • Emily Bronte
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    “The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.

Usage

In literature:

This time the tables were turned against them by the recital of prospective high prices.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Notwithstanding, it appears that they turn against their own absurdity.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The very toleration of the government is turned as a keen weapon against it.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
When the victory was won he turned against those who had helped him.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
And also risked the chance that he might turn against them after being shot.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
His people were discontented, his finances were low, and the fortune of war often turned against him.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
I tell it to you here, and nothing can save you from me if I turn against you.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He will thank me one day for being firm; and so will you, though you do turn against your own husband.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
And he had the harrowing feeling that all his efforts were in vain and turning against himself.
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
But how dreadful are the days when we turn against each other!
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
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In poetry:

O take these barres, these lengths away:
Turn, and restore me:
Be not Almightie, let me say,
Against, but for me.
"The Search" by George Herbert
From his gaze she turned, to borrow
Pride's assistance against sorrow—
God vouchsafes that scanty loan,
When He taketh all our own.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The Crucifix was on my breast;
I pressed the nails against my side;
And unto Him, Who knew no rest
For thirty years, I turned and cried:
"Methought, through many years and lands," by Digby Mackworth Dolben
My God shall break their bows, and burn
Their persecuting darts,
Shall their own swords against them turn,
And pain surprise their hearts.
"Psalm 37 part 1" by Isaac Watts
AURELIUS.
I approaching, where with shoulders
Turned against me stood one figure,
Saw the countenance of another,
And methinks he was . . .
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Would I could see him as he sings,
When, as if thought and act were one,
He came; the grey on neck and wings
Turn'd white against the happy sun.
"The Cuckoo" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Michael Kirby/Lincoln News MessengerLincoln's Robert Humiston turns upfield against Wheatland.
Ethics case against councilwoman takes another turn.
Victory early in 2010-11 season turned tide for the Hawks against the Magic.
After six years of research, historians say they have pinpointed the site of Huck's Defeat - a skirmish in York County that set the stage for larger victories that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War against the British.
TomcatsJumbo' attack turns the tide against Patriots.
Could American cyberweapon be turned against us.
Protests Against Expansion of China Chemical Plant Turn Violent.
It seems these days that no matter which way you turn, there are people arguing passionately for or against something.
During the first half of Saturday's home game against UMass, Ole Miss' women's basketball team didn't show any glimpse that it had turned the corner.
Steven Pearlstein comes out against the Capital One/ING merger, which would turn it into the country's fifth biggest bank, with $300 billion in assets.
After a dismal performance on defense in its last game, Wisconsin turned up the pressure against Cornell .
A 2nd Circuit case against Goldman Sachs turns into a debate over New York's shield law.
Mark Richt actually injured himself a year ago when his team turned its locker room floor into a makeshift Slip'N Slide while wildly celebrating a win against Kentucky that clinched the SEC East title.
Demonstrations against the anti-Islam YouTube clip turned violent in Kabul Monday.
Every politician, like most of the rest of us, has a terrifying secret that he fears would turn the public against him if the word got out.
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In science:

It turns out that a number of counterexamples against the Vlasov equation can be constructed in plain manners.
A counterexample against the Vlasov equation
In addition, they will lead to high node degrees and this in turn will decrease network resiliency against node capture attacks.
A zero-one law for the existence of triangles in random key graphs
The system proceeds in lock-step, testing each quad in the image against each sub-index in turn.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
It turns out that the Higgs mass in the SM4 should be larger than roughly the t′ mass, while the light CP even Higgs mass in the THDM can be smaller because the dynamics of the extra Higgs quartic couplings can stabilize the Higgs potential against the negative contributions of the yukawa couplings.
Constraints on Mass Spectrum of Fourth Generation Fermions and Higgs Bosons
Quaero’s sole function is to turn an existing understanding of collider data and their backgrounds into statements about the underlying physical theory by enabling efficient tests of particular hypotheses against those data.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
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