turn around


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn around improve significantly; go from bad to good "Her performance in school picked up"
    • v turn around improve dramatically "The new strategy turned around sales","The tutor turned around my son's performance in math"
    • v turn around turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically "He turned around to face his opponent","My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"
    • n turn around turning in an opposite direction or position "the reversal of the image in the lens"
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  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
  • Geraldine Ferraro
    Geraldine Ferraro
    “We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.”
  • Rutherford Platt
    Rutherford Platt
    “We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!”
  • George Robert Gissing
    George Robert Gissing
    “Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.”


In literature:

My experience is that extreme reactionaries and extreme radicals and reformers are the same kind of people turned around.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
We're on to your tricks, mister, and, if you know what's good for you, just turn around and leave us alone.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Now, as the old Wesleyan washerwoman turned around in the sunshine, I saw the witch-pointed eye and the glint of the Romany.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
The feeling grew subtly upon her and added to her fear of turning around.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The children turned around, and beheld a curious little old man with a long flowing beard coming toward them.
"Dick, Marjorie and Fidge" by G. E. Farrow
At the door of the bed-chamber, Mr. Dubarry turned around and waved them all back.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Without further words they turned around, in an endeavor to retrace their steps to the point where they had made a false turn.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Instantly, the girl turned around, and made for the shore.
"The Girl Scouts' Good Turn" by Edith Lavell
He turned around and yelled savagely.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Then he turned around.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Certainly I cannot remember why I turned around, nor can I recall why I went back toward the Estabrooks'.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
He spread his hands a little, and turned around.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
When Billy Woodchuck turned around he saw that dog Spot was coming straight toward him.
"The Tale of Billy Woodchuck" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Mary Louise turned around.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Turn around, you chump, and climb into this car.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
He took hold of it, and found he could turn it quite around.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
I couldn't turn around without finding a book at my elbow.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Jinnie turned around and around with slow precision as Mrs. Grandoken ascertained the correct hanging of the skirt.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Presently he turned around, and she saw that his face had changed.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
People around him turned at the unmistakable rasp of steel on leather, a sound that so often preceded sudden death.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

And often to the banner'd door
His straining eyes, unbidden, turn'd;
Above, around, they glanced wild,
But ever there return'd.
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
I turn from the hills around me,
For every one that I see
Seems to have a rift in its friendship,
And its looks have altered to me.
"Lord Of The Air" by Alexander Anderson
She paus'd, she paus'd on the marble stair,
And she gazed wild around;
She turns to hear, is it hope ? is it fear ?
Or a low and measur'd sound !
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman
There's neither fiend, nor sinner found
In hell, and all its cells around,
That does not join, both small and great,
Me, hopeless wretch! in turn to beat.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
"He turn'd him around, and grimly he frown'd;
Then he laugh'd right scornfully—
'He who says the mass-rite for the soul of that knight,
May as well say mass for me:
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
But O ! her shriek !...Like the dead from the grave
Was the form she had clasp'd around !
And the phantom turn'd where the lamps had burn'd
And stood on the marble ground.
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Tucson News NowTurnaround Trader is Literally Turning Around the Market Luck for Investors, Says Online Article.
If you entered a mall and saw the sign, would you turn around.
We'll get it turned around.
After nine years at Wisconsin, including seven as the school's head coach, Bret Bielema looks to turn around Arkansas' program.
In between pitching the Romney/Ryan five point plan to turn around the economy, we talked about medical marijuana.
Can one man's unlikely tourism plan help turn around Haiti's economy.
But Packer 's situation has started to turn around, along with his wealth.
Then, you turn around to put your girlfriend's bag in the car and it weighs 100 pounds.
But they then turned around and voted with the Democrats in a 10 to 8 vote supporting Dianne Feinstein's carefully crafted measure.
Here's how it turned around.
Ventura's heart into turning around Sox.
Newbie from Britain Conor Maynard hooks with Ne-Yo on "Turn Around".
I couldn't figure out why until a few days later, when I needed to turn around on Wagner Road.
Could this be the beginning of a turn around for the 50 year old singer.
The NBA bad boy credits a psychologist with turning around his life.

In science:

Geometrically, to each σ ∈ S , we associate its complex length, l(σ) ∈ C/2πiZ, where ℜ l(σ) is the (real) hyperbolic length of σ and ℑ l(σ) is the rotational component, i.e. the angle through which a normal vector turns when parallel transported once around the closed geodesic γ .
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
For this we have to turn the second piece around.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
The current turn-around time from the search image being taken to the candidate being submitted for con firmation is 2 d ays.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Here the cutting procedure requires performing two turns around the graph: (b)→(c) and (c)→(d).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
It turns out that γ = 0.2735 [103, 104] is of the order one such that the discreteness lies around √γ ℓP ≈ 1 2 ℓP and is thus much too small to be observable directly.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
Turning this logic around, we see that it is consistent to require that the field θ , which appears in the Clebsch parametrization, should be a compact direction since fluids of interest are ultimately made of particles.
Color Skyrmions in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Then the small loop γ on L around p ∈ L determines a total turn monodromy ρ(γ ) ∈ GLr (C).
Generic section of a hyperplane arrangement and twisted Hurewicz maps
But once this is established, it can be turned around and used to deduce recurrence relations for the various terms of this operator product expansion.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
Turn-over occurs in the range around 0.1 Hz.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
The effects of combined Mitsubishi and VertexRSI turbulence are also here clearly visbible, with a turn-over frequency around 0.1 Hz.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Turn each of these intervals around its left most integer point anti-clockwise by π/2.
Lingering random walks in random environment on a strip
But such a cycle turns counterclockwise around a unique vertex v of q, which must be v0 since all its neighbors have larger labels.
A bijection for rooted maps on orientable surfaces
The energy introduced for half a helical turn is around 4.11 kB T .
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
The second term in (1.38) turns out to be well-concentrated around its mean, so that, in this heuristic, we shall replace it by its mean.
Scaling limits for critical inhomogeneous random graphs with finite third moments
This equivalence was helpful in the sense that whenever the calculation with the corrected empirical measure turned cumbersome, we changed to a calculation with respect to the uncorrected one, and the other way around.
Equilibrium fluctuations for gradient exclusion processes with conductances in random environments