in return


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in return (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation "gave up our seats on the plane and in return received several hundred dollars and seats on the next plane out","we get many benefits in return for our taxes"
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  • Salman Rushdie
    “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.”
  • George Moore
    “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”


In literature:

In returning from Europe with the $10,000 commission in my pocket, I vowed never again to engage in any unlawful speculation.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Presents were made by Captain Cook, and the king was told that they were given in friendship, and that none would be received in return.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Herodotus can only have been twenty-eight years of age when he returned to Halicarnassus in Caria, for it was in B.C.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
They fired in return, so as to drive the villains to seek shelter behind the trees.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
I conjure up spirits and endow them with flesh and blood, and in return for what I do they convert me into a shadow.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
In the course of a few days the fishermen succeeded in returning to the shore, taking with them the news.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
A ball is put out of play by hitting the net in returning after a serve.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Some day I may have power to help your race, will you vouch me gratitude and support in return?
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
She also had a secret of her own; but she did not tell that in return.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
But now in the Fourth Book we are to hear of the second great Return, in which two Greeks participate, Menelaus and Helen.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider

In poetry:

But when the winter's over
I'll back return to thee,
And thou shalt rise and smile again
In beauty on the lee.
"A Sonnet" by Samuel Bamford
But I am beautiful past all
The timid tumult of thy mood,
And thou returning not must still
Be mine in solitude.
"The Faithless Lover" by Bliss William Carman
Wherefore we praise Thee in the deep,
And on our beds we pray
For Thy return that Thou may'st keep
The Pains of Hell at bay!
"The Hymn to Physical Pain" by Rudyard Kipling
She died a year ago and still
Her cup of Heaven's untasted till
God's messenger returns to say:
"He fell in action yesterday."
"The Only Son" by Katharine Tynan
So sitting alone by myself,
To suffer in silence I learn.
And it matters not very much to me,
Should my birthday never return.
"Hopeless" by Robert C O Benjamin
Tomorrow she will return.
In the morning, by daylight, she can be seen.
Nearby lie her dead lovers.
Men have taught her all this.
"In Camp (Camp-ey)" by Jibanananda Das

In news:

Injured Sixers center Andrew Bynum says he had setback in return from knee injury.
Retailers Lose Billions in Return Fraud.
Irving , Anthony Davis flourish in returns.
John Terry hits milestone, suffers knee injury in return.
The indictment alleges that McMonigle helped conspire to solicit kickbacks from security vendors in return for favorable treatment for those potential bidders for the subcontract.
Kyrie Irving scores 28 points in return as Cavaliers beat Kobe , lowly Lakers 100-94.
But in 2009 the US was able to reach an agreement with the Kyrgyz government for use of the base in return for $60 million a year.
Kyrie Irving scores 28 points in return as Cavaliers beat Kobe, lowly Lakers 100-94.
NORMAN — When Oklahoma City traded James Harden to Houston, most fans only looked at the Thunder getting Kevin Martin and draft picks in return.
In returning to Laramie , Wyo.
So what did they get in return for their investment.
Loving and wanting to be loved in return.
He denies giving politicians favorable coverage in return for commercial advantage.
The Eagles wanted to move up to take wide receiver Jeremy Maclin from Missouri, no word yet on what the Browns got in return.
Detroit City Councilwoman Demands Gov't 'Bacon' in Return for Supporting Obama.

In science:

We return to the approximation of a power law density profile [f = r/r0 in equation (4.7)] which was used in deriving equation (4.17).
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
In the following, we shall rely on the existence of a subroutine, A, able to return series of pseudo random numbers uniformly distributed in the interval [0, 1].
Uniformly Generating Distribution Functions for Discrete Random Variables
We will return to this possibility in section VI.B when we discuss in more detail the prospects for constructing matrix theory in a general background.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This method returns the number of a given Pfunc in the list of Momfuncs or returns a −1 in case this propagator does not exist within the list.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
It is clear, by simple inspection of the plots in Fig. 1, that the time of ”maximal return” is in general not tr = T but rather (T /2) ≤ tr ≤ T .
Quantum Irreversibility of Energy Spreading