We waited for you to return.
She is returning home tomorrow.
I'm leaving but will return at 2 p.m.
I have to return a book to the library.
I'm returning your ladder. Thanks for letting me borrow it.
The dishes were broken when they were delivered, so I had to return them.
I had to return the shirt and get a bigger size.
His jealousy returned when he saw his ex-wife with her new husband. Noun
We are looking forward to your return.
We're looking forward to our return to Europe.
The team looked forward to his return to coaching.
a return to the old ways of farming
the department's return to normal
The people celebrated their leader's return to power. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Emails and calls to an attorney believed to be representing Wold have not been returned.—Scott Mcfetridge, ajc, 2 June 2023 Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash returns for more nights than ever this fall.—Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023 More than 180 were National Spelling Bee first-timers, and 49 were returning contestants.—Steve Almasy, CNN, 1 June 2023 The 2022-23 roster also had 17 returning and 22 new players.—Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 Spokespeople for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment.—Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 1 June 2023 Bloomsbury did not immediately return Fortune’s request for comment.—Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 1 June 2023 John Forsyth Cassville Police Messages left with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were not immediately returned.—CBS News, 31 May 2023 Koltun expects nonperforming alumni to return for the anniversary as well.—Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023
Manager Pedro Grifol was just excited to have his whole team back for the first time, with Elvis Andrus and starter Mike Clevinger coming off the injured list Friday, four days after the return of closer Liam Hendriks from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.—Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2023 The return is a major reversal for the star who had insisted, repeatedly, that he was done with the action movie series after clashing with Fast headliner Vin Diesel.—Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 June 2023 The extensions were redirecting users’ Google searches to third-party search engines, likely in return for a small affiliate fee.—Harry Guinness, Popular Science, 1 June 2023 Places like Benny’s are long gone, and the return of Ames is apparently some sort of a weird hoax.—Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2023 On Wednesday, the House voted 314–117 to raise the debt limit in return for weakening the IRS, increasing work requirements on social services, restarting student loan payments, and expediting the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.—Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 1 June 2023 For her return, Cattrall’s character will reportedly speak over the phone with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the season 2 finale.—Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 But just as things were starting to look up, Lilith, daughter of Mephisto, returns.—Brittany Vincent, Rolling Stone, 31 May 2023 Shipping and returns are free, the trial window is 100 nights, and the warranty lasts a lifetime.—Meg Donohue, Town & Country, 31 May 2023
The Crew-2 astronauts, fielding questions from reporters Friday during an orbital pre-return news conference.—William Harwood, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2021 Any Jacobs: Age: Not listed on his website, and Jacobs did not return questions sent by IndyStar.—Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, 31 May 2020 Officials at Oakdale and the federal Bureau of Prisons headquarters in Washington, D.C., did not return messages Wednesday.—M.l. Elrick, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2020 Hertz and Avis Budget Group did not return requests seeking answers to specific questions about their operations.—Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 24 May 2020 Response: Exterran did not return requests seeking comment.—Desperation Town, ProPublica, 12 May 2020 The alert recommends that visitors from out of state return home immediately.—Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Mar. 2020 Luther’s two ex-husbands did not return interview requests.—Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, 6 May 2020 An Alaska spokeswoman did not return questions in time for this story about the company’s ongoing near-term North Slope development projects such as Greater Mooses Tooth-2 and Nuna.—Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2020 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French returner, from re- + turner, tourner to turn — more at turn