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  • v. Present participle of turn off.


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  • We changed our course that afternoon, turning off at Saint Mary's and spending the night near the Swiss Chalet at Going-to-the-Sun.


  • They were to meet at Chicago, keep on from there to St. Paul, and down the Mississippi, turning off through Kansas to the eastern branch of the Pacific Railroad, at the terminus of which they were to meet General Sherman with ambulances and an escort for conveyance across the country to the Union Pacific Railroad, returning then by Denver, Utah, and Omaha, and across the St.te of Iowa to the Mississippi once more.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • A gong sounded, not loud, just the touch of a clapper, and I turned and saw the source: a dark-green-enameled light wagon just turning off Fifty-fifth Street ahead into Fifth Avenue, then heading south.

    Time and Again

  • They began this campaign of turning off the lights within humans eons ago and managed to turn off all but the central double-helix strand of DNA, allowing only the very basic-level coding that would let humans reproduce and function to remain.

    Surrender the Dark

  • She thought she did wonders, 'cause she got so much time to piece bedquilts, and work counterpanes, and make pickles, by turning off her children; but I took my comfort in mine, and let them have their comfort as they went along.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Outside were kings and wars and thunderous zealots, and groaning, rattling thunderous printing-presses, too, that were turning off a book called The Tinctured Veil, whereinto had been distilled and bottled up the very best that was in Felix Kennaston; but here was just 'a citadel of peace in the heart of the trouble. '

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • He glanced up to see Brass’s Taurus turning off Gym Road into the Thomas & Mack parking lot near Tropicana Avenue.

    Sin City

  • The JPL camera crew unlimbered its gear to broadcast the press conference all over the laboratory grounds, and one of the public relations ladies went around turning off the screens in the conference mom.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Twenty thousand copies of father's book were in the bindery, and the presses were turning off more.

    Chapter 10: The Vortex


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