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by turns

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  1. . one after another; alternately

Synonyms

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= alternately, in succession, turn and turn about, reciprocally

Example Sentences Including 'by turns'

Funny and serious by turns , he made interesting what could otherwise have been brain-numbing.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Sometimes he'd get into this kind of grim mood, aggressive and silent by turns.
Kate Cann SEX (2001)
But there they were, steadily paced footprints following their determined path, vanishing and reappearing by turns.
Stewart, Michael Grace

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