turn of mind

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As he rose to leave the room and receive his visitor in the grounds, Isabel begged him to say nothing of her presence at the farm, unless Lady Lydiard exhibited a forgiving turn of mind by asking to see her.
Persons of a speculative turn of mind are informed that the following document is for sale, and are requested to mention what sum they will give for it.
A man with a reflective turn of mind, walking through an exhibition of this sort, will not be oppressed, I take it, by his own or other people's hilarity.
Never fear, good people of an anxious turn of mind, that Art will consign Nature to oblivion.
But remembering Edna's whimsical turn of mind of late, and foreseeing that she had immediately acted upon her impetuous determination, he grasped the situation with his usual promptness and handled it with his well-known business tact and cleverness.
Howbeit, the father did not fail in any outward show of politeness, but, on the contrary, honoured him with much attention; perhaps cherishing the hope that, although not a man of a sufficiently brilliant and spontaneous turn of mind to repeat his former testimonial unsolicited, it might still be within the compass of his nature to bear the part of a responsive gentleman, in any correspondence that way tending.
The condition of the gateway revealed a certain carelessness of its owner which did not seem to suit the officer's turn of mind.
One of their speakers, of an inventive turn of mind, has been giving a lurid account of the dangers of TNT, saying that all their inside organs would turn yellow and they would not be able to have children.
But Thackery said, "Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind must like, I think, to read about them.
He must have been in a more lenient turn of mind that day, much the same as so many of our magistrates and judges are today.
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TURN OF MIND by alice LaPlante (Harvill secker pounds 12.