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synonyms for by turns

  • alternately
  • in succession
  • one person at a time
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All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The intricacies and abrupt turns in the road separated him from his immediate followers.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
He has drawn a knave and a six; he takes another card; this turns out to be an ace.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
War turns them from making the glittering superfluities of peace to making its grim engines of destruction.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Death comes in, the bread at the feast turns black, the hound falls down—and so on.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Railroads are reckless Radicals and are destined by turns to make and to mar the fortunes of many great emporiums.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Then, grandpaw, he turns round to the baby again, plumb took up with them four new nippers.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
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