Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Turnings, are when the Body turns either one way or the other.

It was of wood beautiful with turnings, and colour of yellowish.

Nor, for all his twistings and turnings, would sleep come to him again.

As we went out, in his turnings, the old bishop gave us the benediction.

He had his compunctions by the hundred, his hoverings by the way, and turnings back from it.

In a few minutes, after a dozen turnings, they reached the gleam of water.

It is in the turnings of life that we bring a fresh eye to circumstances and events.

No margin need be allowed for what ladies would call "turnings."

He did not sleep that night, and kept me awake most of the time with his twitchings and turnings.

But we must not mistake the turnings for the roadway nor the shore for the ocean.