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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETURN

If he should do so, the law would compel him to return her magnificent dowry.

You can even now return, if you will submit to be a mere sojourner in Athens.

When you return, you will find a trifling token of remembrance for yourself and Philothea.

Accept them for a dowry; and allow me to claim one privilege in return.

The philosopher was too deeply impressed to return to the festivities of Olympia.

Pericles had not visited his son since his return to perfect consciousness.

But am I so fortunate as to find you willing to return with me?

A free ticket was given to Robert in return for some slight service.

He had a large family at home waiting his return from a Western journey.

Is there any chance of making Mr. Davis return the money my father deposited with him?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to come back, come or go back to a former position" (intransitive), from Old French retorner "turn back, turn round, return" (Modern French retourner), from re- "back" (see re-) + torner "to turn" (see turn (v.)). Transitive sense of "report officially" is early 15c.; "to send back" is mid-15c.; that of "to turn back" is from c.1500. Meaning "to give in repayment" is 1590s; that of "give back, restore" c.1600. Related: Returned; returning.

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