turn of expression

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n turn of expression a distinctive spoken or written expression "John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"
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Usage

In literature:

Then with an expression of disappointment he turned to the door.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
In the prow, every expression on his face plainly visible, stood Prester Kleig himself, and as his picture appeared he was in the act of turning.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
He turned from me with an expression of pained astonishment and sat down by himself in a corner.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Presently he turned again to the trail, and the expression of his eyes had changed to one of speculation.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The man called Van expressed something of the thought in every mind as he turned to Brand, who happened to be at his side.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The man turned, and stared at her blankly, and she saw that his face was distorted into a set expression of pain.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Elsa was also gasping then, and the expression of her face was changing into one from which Mrs. Trent involuntarily turned her eyes.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
She could not even catch the expression of his face; it was turned from her.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
As we entered the room, they rose slightly from their chairs, and turned toward us with an expression of mild surprise on their faces.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
The sudden turn of his story drew an expression of amazement from the priest.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

The sweet expression of that face.
For ever changing, yet the same,
Ah no, I dare not turn to trace.
It melts my soul, it fires my frame!
"A Farewell" by Samuel Rogers

In news:

For all you telenovela fans, enjoy the dramatic facial expressions and plot twists without the headache of translating or trying to turn on the subtitles.
Brazil 's government has expressed deep fury in recent months about the cost of banking in Brazil , and has urged the government-run banks, including Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal, to lower costs, in turn putting.
First, we had the Big Easy Express, which just made it's debut on the silver screen in Milwaukee last Thursday at Turner Hall, but it turns out this isn't the last documentary of its type for the year.
Andrew Mack has turned a three-by-five-foot piece of fabric into a worldwide expression of love for Washington's pro soccer team.
The eyes of women of a certain age – over sixty for this woman – tend to scrutinize any phrase or turn of expression that hints at aging.
How did a heartfelt expression of affection turn into the moral equivalent of 'See ya'.
View full size John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Madonna turns drum majorette for a cadre of dancers in "Express Yourself" at The Q Saturday night.
Leavenworth turned away, with a convicted sort of expression, as she spoke, and, making a spyglass of his hand, seemed to be watching something out at sea with absorbing interest.
Before we eat Thanksgiving dinner at my house, along with saying grace, each of the 20 or so people at the table takes a turn lighting a candle and expressing gratitude.
But then, as if filled with such happiness that they cannot express it in words, they turn from words with syllables and go off into sounds of whooping.
0 Los Angeles artist Tanya Aguiñiga gained new appreciation with her felted folding chairs, which turned a pedestrian piece of furniture into a modern expression of craft.
Arlie, a Shelbyville resident, has worked for Big G Express for one and a half years and has referred 31 drivers (applications turned in) with 11 of those being hired.
A new expression of fragrant femininity has taken a unique olfactive turn.
With the onset of Valentine's Day many turn to chocolate as a way to express friendship and love.
But, now he has turned around and is suing the State, saying that flashing your lights (to warn other drivers) is an expression of free speech.
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In science:

In turn, the ψ+ is expressed in terms of the ψ ′ l+ by (7) and (17).
Constructing the light-front QCD Hamiltonian
This fact will turn out to be important when we try to express the ADM quantities in terms of the RW and Zerilli scalars.
Gauge invariant perturbations of Schwarzschild black holes in horizon-penetrating coordinates
It turns out that all variables can be expressed in terms of h and hl for a given stage.
Are all perturbations created equal? An analysis of the WMAP 5- and 7-year data without inflationary prejudice
This momentum kernel turned out to have a lot of nice properties which was investigated in along with its extension to string theory, and made it much easier to handle and express KLT relations for general n points.
Perturbative Gravity and Gauge Theory Relations -- A Review
We turn now to the explicit construction of the function ¯f (E ) from the formal expression (3.25).
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
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