about turn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n about turn act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
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Quotations

  • Stan Mooneyham
    Stan Mooneyham
    “Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.”

Usage

In literature:

And one day, turning the crystal about in his hands, he saw something.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Then he turned about and rode slowly home.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
Guy turned his head and gazed about in wonder, for no one was visible.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
With its recovery came something like confidence again, and he turned about to learn how Tim Brophy was making out.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
There will be about 100 turns to each layer, making a total of about 1,300 turns of No.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Each turn covers about two-thirds of the previous turn.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
She turned her mind away from the questions that plagued her and thought about her packing.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He turned about to the strollers: "I will give a purse of silver pennies to the one who wins the next bout," said he.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
He reached the end of the room, turned about, then sighted her in the doorway.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Arrived at the edge of the meadow, she turned about and followed up another row.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Before more could be said Flavia McMurrough turned herself about and came in and saw Colonel Sullivan.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Turning sharply about to the cowman, he caught him in a reluctant grin.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Rub the beef well with this mixture, and turn it every day about three weeks or a month; bake it in a coarse paste.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
There turn and turn about betwixt, with plenteous might to aid, They rear their arms; with grip of tongs they turn the iron o'er.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
The other story is also about Ashpot, whose two elder brothers still treated him very badly, and eventually turned him out of his home.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
They had agreed to keep watch, turn and turn about, two hours at a stretch.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
He was about to swing her body around in his arms so that he could ring once more when there was a turning of the knob.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
A few yards from the foreman's hut he halted and turned about.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
And quite suddenly she turned about.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
We arrived at Columbia October 6th, about 4 p. m., and were at once turned into a field of about five acres, on a sort of side hill.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
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In poetry:

My love's a guardian-angel
Who camps about thy heart,
Never to See thine enemy,
Nor from thee turn apart.
"Love-Watch" by Cale Young Rice
She causes all men's necks
To turn about to see her;
Joy has he whom she embraces,
He is like the first of men!
"Sister Without Peer" by Anonymous Africas
And so she went to Parliament,
But those ungainly men
Woke up from sleep, and turned about,
And fell asleep again.
"The Ballad of Hampstead Heath" by James Elroy Flecker
And as she turns herself about,
She circles round the sun,
At sixty thousand miles and hour,
Her journey never done.
"Earth’s Motion" by Edith L M King
"Nay, nay," I said, and took her hand;
"But shall I turn again,
Or wait until a tender band
Be bound about us twain?"
"The Stepping Stones" by Alexander Anderson
I am full of an aimless longing
As I wander about to-day;
I turn from the light and shadow
As they chase each other at play.
"Aimless Longings" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Williamsport first-year manager Andy Tracy keeps turning the same phrase when talking about this Crosscutters team.
Turns out there's nothing swell about Ophelia .
" Among those "mediocrities" was Solti, then at the height of his powers and about to turn the Chicago Symphony into...
In order to learn about the secrets behind ranking high in Google, I turned to Lee Odden, who is the author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing.
But I often hear complaints about grilled chicken, mainly breasts, which can easily overcook and turn dry.
The money was turned over to police about 2:30 pm on Nov 5 after it was found in the first block of North Green Street.
Stocks turned higher after Congressional leaders reported progress in talks with President Barack Obama about cutting the US government's budget deficit.
Cooking in the summer is all about turning on the stove for as limited a time as possible.
The "JOBS" act turns into a battle about America's capital markets.
Turns out it's all about the benjamins.
M arjane Satrapi's Persepolis , her acclaimed graphic novel turned film about growing up in revolutionary Iran, is up for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Turns out there is full week of free concerts, masterclasses and laid-back, conversational workshops all about the Pipe Organ .
Turns out there is full week of free concerts, masterclasses and laid-back, conversational workshops all about the Pipe Organ.
It is difficult to walk into a physician's office or turn on the television without hearing about Gardasil® (Merck) or Ceravix® (GlaxoSmithKline).
New Doubts About Turning Plutonium Into a Fuel.
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In science:

If the plane mirror is turned at an angle δ about an axis characterized by unit vector a, the new normal unit vector ˆn′ n (coordinate system is fixed – it does not change) is n = ˆn′ cos δ + a (a · ˆn′ ) (1 − cos δ) + (a × ˆn′ ) sin δ .
Electromagnetic Radiation and Motion of Dust Particle - A Simple Model
It turns out that on average the network predicts with an error of about 35%.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
What does this equation imply about the crack growth? If KI I = 0, the crack won’t turn; otherwise it will turn (if f > 0) so as to reduce KI I in magnitude.
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth
It turns out that the timescale for coherent star formation in a region is always about one turbulent crossing time (defined as half-size divided by the Gaussian dispersion in internal velocity), scaling approximately with square root of size.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
Thus, by monitoring the droplet beam with a mass spectrometer, one detects the spectroscopic transitions of the impurity which, in turn, contain information about the droplet itself .
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
This turns out to be a two-way street: results about ordinary obstructions give information about control and local geometric structure, and conversely direct controlled constructions can give information about ordinary obstructions.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
It is possible to relate these multipole moments to the reduced quadrupole moments Iij , which in turn yields information about the gravitational wave content of the system.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
It was in the framework of string theory (more strictly in the framework of its simplest models) that such program was completely carried out and it turned to be possible to get exact (in particular nonperturbative) information about the correlation functions.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Random matrix theory (RMT) turns out to be a suitable tool in making such statements about the eigen-spectrum of complex systems e.g., energy levels of highly excited nuclei .
Energy level statistics of a critical random matrix ensemble
About the isotropic character of the theory, constructing a random superposition of waves satisfying both the Schr¨odinger equation and boundary conditions turns out to be at least as difficult as solving the full quantum mechanical problem by means of standard techniques.
Supporting random wave models: a quantum mechanical approach
In essence the difficulty has to do with our understanding of randomness, irreversibility and unpredictability using physical theory, and these in turn undermine our certainty regarding what we can and what we cannot know about complex phenomena in general.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The first is the discovery of a promising direction to pro ject experiments aiming at turning a philosophical controversy about randomness and wave-function collapses into a real scientific issue .
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
After that, the HV power supply and the DAQ systems were turned on for only about 10-12 hours a day.
LED Monitoring System for the BTeV Lead Tungstate Crystal Calorimeter Prototype
With the inclusion of the 1-parameter group of rotations about ν and of the 4parameter group of translations the inhomogeneous isometry group of the Finslerian event space (1) turns out to have eight parameters.
Concerning the generalized Lorentz symmetry and the generalization of the Dirac equation
It turns out that, with the right scaling with N , these random variables converge to a Gaussian family and thus the main information about them is contained in their covariance.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
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