[ verb uhp-turn, uhp-turn; noun uhp-turn ]
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Corona, in the act of upturning a leaf, started and drew back her hand.

Here followed an upturning of the eyes after the manner of M'Slime.

Better rest content than risk revolution and the upturning of everything.

A dead silence throughout the room, with a rolling of heads and upturning of eyes, bespoke the pious horror of the community.

Slowly they retreat and again disappear as the rays of the sun are gradually shut off by the upturning curve of the earth.

I wanted to get a better aim, sir, replied the young sailorman, upturning a face full of enthusiasm.

Recent excavations within the church had caused the upturning of numberless bones, which had been collected and reverently buried.

Was she perhaps aware of the secret motives of the upturning of her household, which he and Tyope had performed yesterday?

Helpless and hopeless it is drawn ashore, upturning, in the act of submission, its starred and gleamy flanks.

The giant towering cliffs of the mountain of Archimedes seemed to rush at our upturning bow.