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turn in


  • "I shook hands with the three in turn."
    "I shook hands with the three in turn."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn in prepare for sleep "I usually turn in at midnight","He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"
    • v turn in carry out (performances) "They turned in a splendid effort","They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
    • v turn in make an entrance by turning from a road "Turn in after you see the gate"
    • v turn in to surrender someone or something to another "the guard delivered the criminal to the police","render up the prisoners","render the town to the enemy","fork over the money"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The cat washed the jackdaw in its turn." "The cat washed the jackdaw in its turn."
Wanted to Turn in a Fire Alarm 201 Wanted to Turn in a Fire Alarm 201
Cinderella's rags turned into the most beautiful dress in the world Cinderella's rags turned into the most beautiful dress in the world

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an average lifetime, people spend four years traveling in cars and six months waiting for red light to turn green
    • Turn in to bend inward: to enter:
    • Turn in (coll.) to go to bed
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  • Douglas Everett
    Douglas Everett
    “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
  • Octavio Paz
    “Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.”
  • C. E. Coghill
    C. E. Coghill
    “When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.”
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.”
  • Seneca
    “There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”


In turn - This means one after the other. Example: She spoke to each of the guests in turn.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

But he turned in before midnight, because he dreaded the next day supremely.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
It is very well for you, a rich officer in the guards, taking a turn in the East by way of recreation.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
This consists in the turning in of the eyelashes so as to irritate the front of the eye.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Helpless, she turned in sickening doubt, to feel that her limbs were limp in the agony of fear.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The two sat down for the usual before-turning-in-chat.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
You can set me right if I've forgotten any of the turns in the road, you know.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
You've done us a good turn in sending some of our crooks to the penitentiary.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The players on a side take turns in serving.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
On our tramps, now, my eyes were always turned in the direction of the water, not to the hills.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
It was evident that they could not reach the south shore before dusk, and they turned in toward the land.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He turned in silence, and left the room.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
All of the players take turns in this way until all of the pebbles have been appropriated.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The big car swung out in the Lake Shore Drive and turned in the direction of Lincoln Park.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
She recognized them, and turned in sudden astonishment.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
But her mind turns in on itself.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The gaze of Long Jim was turned in the same direction, and that of Paul followed.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He turned the leaves in absorption, absorbed in looking, not thinking.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The hot blood in his veins turned in an instant to icy water.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Roll it out, and put all the butter over it in slices; turn in the ends, and roll it thin.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
They are not to be turned in the frying-pan.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury

In poetry:

O frail unconstant flesh!
Soon trapt in ev'ry gin;
Soon turn'd, o'erturn'd, and so afresh
Plung'd in the gulph of sin.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Yet thus my life is nothing else,
But heav'n and hell by turns;
My soul that now in Goshen dwells,
Anon in Egypt mourns.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
And she who taught him love not less
From him she loved in turn
Caught in her sweet unconsciousness
What love is quick to learn.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Than thine was never turned a fonder heart
To nature and to art
In fair-formed Hellas in her golden prime,
Thy Philothea's time.
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Our bosoms burn,
To thee we turn,
In willing homage bend the knee;
Hope of our Isle,
We see thee smile,
Edward the hero hail in thee.
"On The Birth Of Albert Edward, Prince Of Wales" by Nora Pembroke
And now deep in his weary heart
Are sacred flames that whitely burn.
He has of Heaven's grace a part
Who loves, who is beloved in turn.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

Sept 25, 2012 12:20 p.m. Scripps Howard News ServiceEverywhere you turn in the fall, you see Mother Nature's creativity.
Sept 25, 2012 1:20 p.m. Scripps Howard News ServiceEverywhere you turn in the fall, you see Mother Nature's creativity.
In fact, I flipped a U-turn in the middle of rush-hour traffic.
Why turn in your brother.
Menacing turn in Black Panther case.
Sir Yehudi's personal life and musical career took new turns in the 1950's.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in.
Flora turns in standout day in the poolA.
Flora turns in standout day in the pool.
Turning in 'old' light strings gets you a discount for energy-efficient LEDs.
Michigan Republican Congressman Thad McCotter's campaign turned in signatures that apparently had been cut and pasted, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office said Tuesday.
Google and Oracle were supposed to turn in their separate lists last Friday.
First-time actor Quvenzhané Wallis may stand tall come Oscar night for her spot-o turn in this poignant flick.
In the case of Boston native Cherry Martinez, heads turn in her direction on a daily basis once words escape her lips.
(AP) – The Republican National Convention is finally in full- throated roar, cheering presidential nominee Mitt Romney's name at every turn in a long-sought show of unity.

In science:

We study groups generated by three half-turns in Lobachevsky space and their factor-orbifolds.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
In this article we consider the groups of hyperbolic isometries generated by three half-turns in H3 .
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Let us now evaluate dS in the case in which we turn on a series of operators in the GSO(−) sector.
On the BV formulation of boundary superstring field theory
We consider these situations in turn, in each case identifying ma jor results and open problems.
The Random-Cluster Model
Subsequently, whichever agent holds the turn in the new Information States, produces the next utterance.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
Alice gets another turn in which she can again either flip or not flip the coin without looking at its state.
Quantum advantages in classically defined tasks
We turn in this section to the case of random satisfiability formulas.
On the cavity method for decimated random constraint satisfaction problems and the analysis of belief propagation guided decimation algorithms
IV having an explicit form, they can be easily turned in asymptotic expansions for large k .
On the cavity method for decimated random constraint satisfaction problems and the analysis of belief propagation guided decimation algorithms
As we noted in subsection 2.3, the “na¨ıve” state-sum invariant (4) turns in many cases into zero — in other words, becomes infinitely small — and needs a renormalization.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
The transition point is identical to that where stellar mass BH accretors (XRBs) exhibit their turn in analogous Γ − L/Ledd trends.
Probing the Balance of AGN and Star-Forming Activity in the Local Universe with ChaMP
In turn, in Osborne and Rubinstein [1994] order independence of strict dominance by a mixed strategy was proved. A number of other order independence results have been proved.
Direct Proofs of Order Independence
In the positional game (X, F ), two players take turns in claiming one previously unclaimed element of X and the game ends when all of the elements of X have been claimed by either of the players.
Hitting time results for Maker-Breaker games
The exponential decay of the correlation function should reflect the turns in direction the cells eventually perform within a characteristic time tc .
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
Instead of considering a normal current that induces AB-phase difference, which assumes a current which is proportional to N I0 cos ω0 t, where N is the number of turns in the solenoid and ω0 is the frequency of the current.
The Notion of a Random Gauge and its Interpretation
When a spin turns up on ramp-I, its nearest neighbors are placed in a category so that they cannot turn up before ramp-II.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature