Alternately, one after another, as in She is by turns cheerful, serious, and sad. [First half of 1500s]
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In Sweden parents can use those days up until the child turns 12.
As it turns out, though, cartoon curmudgeons get the best, most ridiculous lines.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Reports of the “end of men,”turns out, have been greatly exaggerated.
And that gets to the heart of what makes the game so incredible: By staying silent, it turns the player into the game master.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A step-by-step plan to break from your various technology addictions.
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
The intricacies and abrupt turns in the road separated him from his immediate followers.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He has drawn a knave and a six; he takes another card; this turns out to be an ace.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin