The miserable state of the nation seemed to demand a volte face.
But it was too late: the volte face was too sudden and complete.
The volte is a circular movement, executed by the horse upon a curved line, not less than twelve of his steps in length.
Pretending concern in her, had he not really joined the camp of her enemies and detractors, the volte face thing!
If I had inwardly reproached him for fickleness when he confessed his volte face, I exonerated him at sight of his old love.
Morley speaks of the volte, and says it is characterised by 'rising and leaping,' and is of the same 'measure' as a coranto.
Of all things, the 'volte sciollo', and the 'pensieri stretti', are necessary.
His cabinet pictures were also lively; witness the four Seasons at volte, a seat of the noble family of Chigi.
The simplicity of M. Fnelon was rudely shocked by this "volte face."
This volte face (I happen to know) will come as a severe disappointment to many; for we had quite counted him one of us.
West African river, from 15c. Portuguese Rio da Volta, literally "river of return" (perhaps because it was where ships turned around and headed for home) or "river of bend," in reference to its course.