[ noun ] the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
"he took a turn to the right"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
Has not that way been lit always by the lamp of liberalism up until the turning back under Eisenhower ?(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
Too late , he realized that in turning , he had wheeled them onto a patch of sandy ground , instead of atop a grade or ridge .
[ noun ] act of changing in practice or custom
: "the law took many turnings over the years"
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
To interpret , indeed , the era from 1000 to 800 as a period mainly of consolidation may be a necessary but unfortunate defect born of our lack of detailed information ; if we could see more deeply , we probably would find many side issues and wrong turnings which came to an end within the period .(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
`` I should say it is the turning of courts of law into veritable theatres for sex dramas , involving clergymen and parishioners , psychiatrists and patients .