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  • v. To result; end up.
  • v. To attend; show up.
  • v. To extinguish a light or other device
  • v. To become apparent or known, especially (as) it turns out
  • v. To produce; make.
  • v. To leave a road.
  • v. To remove from a mould, bowl etc.
  • v. To refuse service or shelter; to eject or evict.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • What would turn out to be a most unusual day started off in the usual fashion, with my traditional morning meal at the Bar Roma, then the soothing drive along the lake, up through Menaggio and Croce and beneath the gates of Far and Sure.

    The Italian Summer

  • For Clarissa Siebern, whom you will meet in chapter 15, her alleged Spirit guides instruct her to say or do novel things that turn out to be timely and meaningful, and are evidential of her emerging intuitive abilities.

    The Sacred Promise

  • By the end of that year, these efforts produced a new Iraq policythe surgewhich provided the president and his administration with a new basis to hope that the disaster in Iraq might turn out better than many people, including most Americans, had come to believe.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • We went off, then, on the first of what would turn out to be many, many searches for Valters golf ball.

    The Italian Summer

  • AND, INDEED, THE Dark Ages did turn out to be extremely dark: coal-black and jet-black, pitch-black and ink-black.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Karl would begin what would turn out to be a personal-worst day for him by putting uncharacteristically poorly.

    The Italian Summer

  • Who would have guessed that a whispering spirit would turn out to be so meaningful and evidential?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Still, he told Joy that her high ANA titer was worrisome and would likely turn out to be indicative of an autoimmune disease down the road.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Sometimes deputies turn out to be good at the top jobScowcroft was in 1975, and so was Powellbut that is not always the case.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Kind and reliable as Francisco would turn out to be, I did not know him at the time and did not really know Doris, so, with Amanda and the girls along as pretournament supporters, I drove from Mezzegra up the lake to Menaggio in a cloud of uncertainty.

    The Italian Summer


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