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  • About this time the campaign took a definite turn for the silly when Family Circle magazine decided to sponsor a chocolate chip cookie contest between me and Hillary Clinton.

    Barbara Bush

  • He became an enormous reader, cultivated acute verbal accuracy, showed no turn for metaphysics, and was always religious-minded.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I will in like manner seize any occasion which may offer to do the like good turn for you with Condorcet, Rittenhouse, Madison, La Cretelle, or any other of those worthy sons of science whom you so justly prize.

    Letters

  • I knew things hadtaken a turn for the worse when Grandma stood up in church and yelled, “I have to goto the bathroom!”

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • FOR ALL ITS CONVENIENCE, extra work was not a career-making turn for Chinatown residents.

    American Chinatown

  • It had a turn for quacking and squeaking, -- that chair had, -- either from having taken cold in early life, or from some asthmatic affection, or perhaps from nervous derangement; but, as she gently swung backward and forward, the chair kept up a kind of subdued "creechy crawchy," that would have been intolerable in any other chair.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • Now it was his turn for the tsuki, the fast thrust, though he aimed lower, meaning merely to puncture heart and center chest and bleed his enemy dry.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • His finances, however, took a dramatic turn for the better, as he went on a monster roll betting on sports in the latter half of 1979 that not only allowed him to pay off his debt to Tieri, but also swelled his bankroll to over $1 million.

    One of a Kind

  • Jeff Googel, my main man and commercial/endorsement agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, thanks for having my back at every turn for all these years—you are incredible.

    The Style Checklist

  • But they have a singular turn for homicide; their chief end of man is to murder, or to be murdered; oars, scythes, harpoons, crowbars, peatknives, and hayforks, are tools valued by them all the more for their charming aptitude for assassinations.

    English Traits (1856)

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