• And so the teacher turned him out
    And so the teacher turned him out
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turn-out A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch.
    • Turn-out A space alongside a highway where vehicles may stop, esp. for emergency purposes, or to admire the view.
    • Turn-out Net quantity of produce yielded.
    • Turn-out That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage; as, a man with a showy carriage and horses is said to have a fine turn-out .
    • Turn-out The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.
    • Turn-out The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering; as, a light turnout for the election.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A starfish can turn its stomach inside out
    • Turn-out the act of coming forth: a strike: a striker: a crowd of spectators: a carriage and its horses: quantity of produce yielded
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  • John Wooden
    “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
  • Albert Shanker
    Albert Shanker
    “We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.”
  • J. Richard Munro
    J. Richard Munro
    “It first appeared like a crazy idea. It turned out he had a great idea.”
  • Henry Ford
    “Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”
  • James Baldwin
    “Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers.”


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.


In literature:

As things turned out I never returned to the country and so had to abandon my rights, etc.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Everybody in Oakdale turned out for the annual Thanksgiving football game.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The next year, though, we did a good deal better, and last year we turned out a mighty good team.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
That turned out all right, but she ran it fine.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
I shouldn't have liked if he'd turned out any one else.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
The school turned out in force to witness the event.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
It turned out that there was not.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
It may turn out to be after all a fertile spot, though not a very picturesque one, I grant.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
The first day we visited this house a great crowd came after us, but they were turned out with sticks and fastened out in a very ingenious way.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Turn into a mould and let it cool, then turn out and garnish with whipped cream.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various

In poetry:

But would you walke a turne in Pauls?
Looke uppe; one little pane inroules
A fayrer temple: fling a stone
The Church is out o'the windowes throwne.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
Charm sleep from out the shadows with thy singing,
And when the light turns grey,
Leave me bright dreams until the dawn comes bringing
The rose-edged day.
"Request" by Virna Sheard
He turned in his bed: she was there again!
On high
In the sky
With her one ghost-eye
The Moon shone white and alive and plain:
Said the Wind, "I will blow you out again!"
"The Wind And The Moon" by George MacDonald
So said, it turned, and with a cry of joy,
As one released, went up: and it was dawn,
And all boughs dropped with dew, and out of mist
Came the red sun and looked into the cave.
"A Story Of Doom: Book III." by Jean Ingelow
He ceased and turning in his bed,
Aloud for mercy cried,
And for three days and nights, ’tis said,
He uttered nought beside;
When raving out with sudden dread,
The haunted Murderer died.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
He had turned a lady, and lightly clad,
Out in the stormy cold.
Was she a ghost?—Divinely sad
Are the guests of Hades old.
A wandering ghost? Oh! terror bad,
That refused an earthly fold!
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald

In news:

But that turns out to be good news.
As it turns out, getting eliminated from 'American Idol' may be the best thing that ever happened to Pia Toscano.
It turns out — as you can see in this video — that Leonard has no problem hitting a difficult half court shot.
However, it turns out they may be wrong.
A Michigan family said a "weird looking" white blob they discovered in the yard turned out to be a large mushroom.
Most regional stocks lost ground Wednesday in what turned out to be an uneventful day on Wall Street after Tuesday's slide.
But when it comes to bluebirds, it turns out mom was wrong.
Turns out, the hotel didn't have one.
So far 36,427 El Paso County residents have turned out to vote.
But don't be surprised if the manager next to you at lunch turns out to have been, as he would put it, born again .
He turned out to be Zack Feinberg, a guitarist in search of a band.
Turns out Two and a Half Men 's Jon Cryer didn't know his costar Charlie Sheen as well as he thought.
It turns out that pornography is good for you.
This time a decade ago, South Africa wasn't exactly known for turning out hard rock bands.
Turn out the lights, turn up the sound, and enter Dead Space 2.

In science:

Moreover, Max turns out to be simply the union of Rev, Turn, and the set of all functions of the form l ◦f , where f is a rotation.
Reducts of the random partial order
As a matter of fact, however, as pointed out in [20, Sec. 4, Remark 1] and [19, Sec. 4.8], it turns out that the solution to the study of error exponents in quantum hypothesis testing can be expressed in terms of the R ´enyi divergence and not in terms of the Kullback-Leibler divergence.
Lower bounds to the Probability of Error for Classical and Classical-Quantum Channels
As pointed out by Delgado et al, it turns out that the minimal bond dimension of the MPS representation of (1) coincides the required ancilla dimension D (e.g., the number of atomic levels) for sequential realization of the desired quantum cloner .
Sequential quantum cloning under real-life conditions
We see, then, that δma can easily exceed, e.g., 10−5 eV (ruling out axions as a dark matter candidate) unless Ka and n turn out to be small and large enough, respectively (see Ref. and references therein).
Particle creation due to tachyonic instability in relativistic stars
If it turns out that this network property is indeed relevant for many complex systems, then we hope the null models we have laid out and analysed will prove useful in assessing its functional significance.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems