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 Meanings and Examples of RETURN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
return
 n.  an act of coming or going back to a place or activity
 v.  come or go back to a place or person
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  One half we return into the box for future purposes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  John Ferrier's heart was sore within him when he thought of the young man's return, and of the impending loss of his adopted child.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
3  In return for all this we asked but one condition: that was, that you should embrace the true faith, and conform in every way to its usages.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
4  In it he told the young man of the imminent danger which threatened them, and how necessary it was that he should return.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
5  Funds were wanting, however, and for some time he had to return to work, saving every dollar for his approaching journey.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
6  Summer and winter, autumn and spring return.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
7  To return to the meaning--Are machines the devil, or do they introduce a discord.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
8  And then by a return on his former subject, he conceived a spark of hope.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
9  Every time I brought the stuff back, there would be another paper telling me to return it, because it was not pure, and another order to a different firm.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
10  And yet I was not alarmed; the fall seemed natural, like a return to the old days before I had made discovery.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
11  He is gone away, and there is no present expectation of his return.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
12  The only evidence of her last return now, were the scantier moveables in his room, and the grayer hair upon his head.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
13  He pushed the door open as he called to her, but did not return into the room, or wait to be lighted down the narrow stairs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
14  The return he makes her, within my observation, is a very poor one.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
15  Not even known to be gone until receipt of message, importing that her return was not to be expected for the present.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  They demanded a huge ransom for the return of the little girl whom they had kidnapped.
17  There were perfectly cogent reasons why Julian Cavendish should be told of the Major's impending return.
18  Though you cast out nature with a fork, it will still return.
19  Soon the bombers would return, black silhouettes against a pale sky.
20  Let's return to camp.
21  He advocates the return of capital punishment.
22  Investors want an immediate return on their capital.
23  I sincerely feel a grateful interest in each return of this happy anniversary.
24  A mixture of selected funds is an optimum choice for future security and return on investment.
25  Once you choose your way of life, be brave to stick it out and never return.
26  My father has a collection of magazines to which I return every now and then.
27  A complete return to normality may take weeks.
28  The enemy besieged in a few strongholds capitulated on the condition that they would be granted to return home voluntarily.
29  This could mean that we end up with a revolving door Congress, in which former members return as lobbyists.
30  The dark clouds announced the coming his return.