Turn is a conversational and popular word often used vaguely for rotate or revolve, or for any motion about a fixed point, especially for a motion less than a complete "rotation" or "revolution;" a man turns his head or turns on his heel; the gate turns on its hinges.
answered Miss Ivors, turning her eyes upon him.
As we burst into the room, the Count turned his face, and the hellish look that I had heard described seemed to leap into it.
Before investigating the nature of this bond, it will be advantageous to turn our attention to the more readily intelligible dreams of the first class where, the manifest and latent content being identical, the dream work seems to be omitted.
If my uncle was seen turning the corner we hid in the shadow until we had seen him safely housed.
The men working the searchlight, after scouring the entrance of the harbour without seeing anything, then turned the light on the derelict and kept it there.
He loved to feel the covers and turn over the pages of newly printed books.
But if all I have said be not enough to turn thee from thy vile purpose, thou must seek some other instrument for thy dishonour and misfortune; for such I will not consent to be, though I lose thy friendship, the greatest loss that I can conceive."
Rushing over to the great iron-bound oaken door, which Dr. Seward had described from the outside, and which I had seen myself, he turned the key in the lock, drew the huge bolts, and swung the door open.
"If it should happen to thee to give judgment in the cause of one who is thine enemy, turn thy thoughts away from thy injury and fix them on the justice of the case.
When he heard this Don Quixote said to Sancho, "Look here, Sancho; on turning over the leaves of that book of the Second Part of my history I think I came casually upon this name of Don Alvaro Tarfe."
e., for some reason the coachman had turned around, turning the horses in such a way at the same time that the latter jumped sidewise upon the frightened child, and hence the accident.
replied the detective, shrugging his shoulders and turning on his heel.
I did not know what to say, but Lucy turned the conversation as she said, rising up:-- "Oh, why did you tell us of this?
He turned the handle as he spoke, but the door did not yield.
The thought, however, turns in quite a different direction.
Comment and criticism may be favorable as well as censorious; they imply no superiority or authority on the part of him who utters them; nor do reflection or reprehension, which are simply turning the mind back upon what is disapproved.
"The marriage with you became desirable; so Fate turns her wheel, you see; and I sent to New York to search for you, and we took infinite trouble in the vain endeavour to trace you.
Just now he turns up his nose at overalls, but he'll come to them.
The sight seemed to paralyse me, and the shovel turned in my hand and glanced from the face, merely making a deep gash above the forehead.
While she spoke she turned a silver bracelet round and round her wrist.
Perverse (L. perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority.
Not unless you go to sleep and haven't the wit or skill to turn things to account and sell three, six, or ten thousand vassals while you would be talking about it!
“O, now, Mrs Kernan,” said Mr Power, “we’ll make him turn over a new leaf.
We turned our backs as much as possible to the wind, in order not to be stifled by a rapidity of motion which nothing human could face and live.
At last, having seen the Parsee carnival wind away in the distance, he was turning his steps towards the station, when he happened to espy the splendid pagoda on Malabar Hill, and was seized with an irresistible desire to see its interior.
He saw through her as she stood before him....“There are three ways before her,” he thought, “the canal, the madhouse, or... at last to sink into depravity which obscures the mind and turns the heart to stone.”
WHICH TREATS OF WHAT HE WHO READS WILL SEE, OR WHAT HE WHO HAS IT READ TO HIM WILL HEAR As he left Barcelona, Don Quixote turned gaze upon the spot where he had fallen. "
And though my lord the duke is aware of it (for I have complained to him, not once but many and many a time, and entreated him to order the farmer to marry my daughter), he turns a deaf ear and will scarcely listen to me; the reason being that as the deceiver's father is so rich, and lends him money, and is constantly going security for his debts, he does not like to offend or annoy him in any way.
While the radiance crept from her brow to his, turning his bright hair to gold, I saw also that this strong man trembled like a reed and seemed as though he were about to fall.
But on the curate observing that it was the books of chivalry which Don Quixote had read that had turned his brain, the landlord said: "I cannot understand how that can be, for in truth to my mind there is no better reading in the world, and I have here two or three of them, with other writings that are the very life, not only of myself but of plenty more; for when it is harvest-time, the reapers flock here on holidays, and there is always one among them who can read and who takes up one of these books, and we gather round him, thirty or more of us, and stay listening to him with a delight that makes our grey hairs grow young again.
This cock, that lay upon the fox’s back, In all his dread unto the fox he spake, And saide, “Sir, if that I were as ye, Yet would I say (as wisly* God help me), *surely ‘Turn ye again, ye proude churles all; A very pestilence upon you fall.
They shrank back; then turned tail and scurried to the carriage, swearing copiously, and drove off in the direction of Old Buda.
Oh that I could see burnt and turned to ashes the first man that meddled with knight-errantry or at any rate the first who chose to be squire to such fools as all the knights-errant of past times must have been!
The man raised his eyes this time and turned a gloomy sinister look at Raskolnikov.
I must not think too much of this, or I may be tempted; a good cause might turn the scale with me, for may not I too be of an exceptional brain, congenitally?
The men were scared every time we turned our electric lamp on them, and fell on their knees and prayed.
As she had spoken, I watched the Professor's face, and saw it turn ashen grey.
Tactical graphics lit him from all sides, turned his body into a bright patchwork of flickering tattoos.
He is naturally artistic and ought to turn out very beautiful work.
he cried impressively, “no one would take upon himself to accuse you of being an instigator or even an accomplice in it, especially as you have proved her guilt by turning out her pockets, showing that you had no previous idea of it.
Concerning these people the statement made a hundred years ago by Ben Davidstill holds: “Persecution turns wise people raw and foolish, and kindly and well disposed ones cruel and evil-intentioned.”
It is but to turn this peg the horse has in his neck, and he will bear them through the air to where Malambruno awaits them; but lest the vast elevation of their course should make them giddy, their eyes must be covered until the horse neighs, which will be the sign of their having completed their journey."
He only desired meto observe a ruined building, upon the side of a mountain aboutthree miles distant, of which he gave me this account: “That hehad a very convenient mill within half a mile of his house, turnedby a current from a large river, and sufficient for his own family,as well as a great number of his tenants; that about seven yearsago, a club of those projectors came to him with proposals todestroy this mill, and build another on the side of that mountain,on the long ridge whereof a long canal must be cut, for arepository of water, to be conveyed up by pipes and engines tosupply the mill, because the wind and air upon a height agitatedthe water, and thereby made it fitter for motion, and because thewater, descending down a declivity, would turn the mill with halfthe current of a river whose course is more upon a level.”
The Infected could turn doorhandles, could probably even remember to turn the lock knob.
‘This is either insanity or intoxication,’ said Miss Murdstone, in a perfect agony at not being able to turn the current of my aunt’s address towards herself; ‘and my suspicion is that it’s intoxication.’
If our young lover should turn up unexpected, as before, no word to him.
They were wild with excitement, not only by reason of their unlooked for deliverance from almost certain massacre, but also on account of being in a position to turn the tables upon their skulking foe.
I turned my shoulder to him in sign of my appreciation, and looked into the fog.
Then we couldturn all the available dumb matter into computronium and use it forprocessing our thoughts.