The opening game of the season brought only a small turnout.
a 50 percent voter turnoutVerb
we turn out early on workdays
it's our practice to turn out the room after guests stay over
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Iowa is a difficult state to survey partly because turnout is difficult to predict and the number of swing voters who show up to caucus can be higher than expected.—Nicholas Nehamas, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 But Tuesday evening, organizers said the total turnout was much higher, estimating that 290,000 people took part.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 That year saw unprecedented voter turnout, which in the end added up to Youngkin besting his Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe, who was seeking a second turn in the statehouse.—Grace Segers, The New Republic, 5 Nov. 2023 That’s exactly the message many Democratic strategists say is needed to drive turnout for this seat, which played ground zero for Youngkin’s culture-war clashes but has grown increasingly liberal with new arrivals.—Teo Armus, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 One factor that may have affected Hollywood turnout was the announcement Wednesday afternoon of a deal between the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the studios, apparently ending more than six months of labor strife in the entertainment industry.—Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 In 2008 and 2012 — when Barack Obama was on the ballot — Black turnout in Mississippi was only 34 percent and 35 percent, respectively.—Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2023 The biggest turnout this season was 25,336 for the game against UCLA.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 The biggest surprise on election day was a turnout estimated at 73%, the highest figure in post-communist Poland’s history.—Ian Bremmer, TIME, 19 Oct. 2023
If that turns out to be true, a federal law that prohibits buying and selling the remains of Native Americans could come into play.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Years later, Mark awakes from a coma in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and well, his life didn’t turn out so great.—Stephen Rodrick, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Remember that the first guy to recommend hand washing between surgeries was considered a quack in his day, and look at how that turned out.—Elizabeth Wickman, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 Perhaps, as has been suggested, our A.I. worries will years from now turn out to have been just another passing apocalyptic fancy, on the order of Y2K.—Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 California’s economy The strikes put more than 100,000 actors and writers out of work, but all the other workers that were sidelined may be even more consequential in what turned out to be a labor standoff costing billions.—Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 The answer might surprise you, when even a good bet might turn out to be a bad idea, mathematically.—Jack Murtagh, Scientific American, 17 Nov. 2023 Brian Austin Green Fox’s next relationship would turn out to be her longest, with now ex-husband Brian Austin Green.—Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 There was good reason to be cautious: Some low-quality construction materials used between the 1950s and 1990s, for example, turned out to have a life span of just 30 years, leading to a ban on their use.—Peter Vanham, Fortune Europe, 8 Nov. 2023 See More
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