Meaning of RETURN in English

RETURN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a return ticket British English , a round-trip ticket American English (= a ticket to a place and back )

How much is a round trip ticket to Boston?

a return visit (= when you visit a place again, or when someone you visited visits you )

George was already planning a return visit.

be returned to Parliament (= be elected )

Creevey was returned to Parliament as MP for Appleby.

call for a return to sth

The Prime Minister called for a return to traditional Labour values.

day return

file...tax returns

Today is the deadline for Americans to file their tax returns .

go back to/return to your seat

The audience clapped as he returned to his seat.

rate of return

return a book (= to a library )

Please return all your books before the end of term.

return a favour (= do something for someone because they have done something for you )

He helped me in the past and now he wanted me to return the favour.

return address

return from exile

Martinez returned from exile to the islands in May 1990 and was later elected President.

return match

return sb's deposit formal (= give it back to them )

Your deposit will be returned to you when you leave the flat.

return sb’s call (= call someone after they have tried to call you )

I left a message for her but she didn’t return my call.

return sb’s love (= love someone who loves you )

Estella does not return Pip’s love.

return sb’s smile (= smile back at someone )

I smiled at him, but he didn’t return my smile.

return sb’s stare (= stare back at them )

I returned his stare and he looked away.

return sth to the library/take sth back to the library

Have you taken those books back to the library?

return to consciousness

When I returned to consciousness, my head was throbbing with pain.

return to normality

We’re hoping for a return to normality as soon as possible.

return to sender

a package marked ‘ return to sender ’

return to work/go back to work

His doctor agreed he was fit enough to return to work.

return to/come back into the fold

The Church will welcome him back into the fold.

return visit

return/be returned to power (= start being in control again, usually after an election )

The party was returned to power with a reduced majority.

return/be returned to power (= start being in control again, usually after an election )

The party was returned to power with a reduced majority.

return/come back etc empty-handed

I spent all morning looking for a suitable present, but came home empty-handed.

returned an open verdict

The jury returned an open verdict .

returned to normal

Slowly her heartbeat returned to normal .

return/give/announce/deliver a verdict (= officially say what a verdict is )

The inquest jury returned a verdict of 'unlawful killing'.

returning officer

sb’s return to power

Churchill’s return to power had an immediate effect upon Anglo-American relations.

tax return

the jury returns a verdict (= gives its decision to the court )

The jury returned a guilty verdict.

the (rate of) return on an investment (= profit from an investment )

We expect a high return on our investment.

the return journey (= the journey back from a place )

The return journey was uneventful.

the return trip (= the journey back to a place )

A day or two later she began her return trip to Chicago.

yield...return

These investments should yield a reasonable return .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

home

Ken bought her a bottle of gin to celebrate her return home .

She'd better make the most of the occasion and put her views on marriage more forcibly once she returned home .

Since the children know they need their parents desperately, they attempt to return home after being deserted.

After Jeffery's death in November 1771, Ainslie returned home and shortly thereafter made a map of Jedburgh and its environs.

Joe could hardly believe his luck to have returned home in such good shape.

After just six weeks she returned home and refused to go back.

He returned home and began reading about altered states and spiritual experiences.

never

He can probably never return to his family in Novi Sad, at least as long as the Milosevic regime endures.

He may get caught by predators, like spiders, and never return .

But it's possible the Wessex may never return to full service.

We never returned to the churchyard after the fire.

It was clear he would never return there.

When he was 17 years old, he was expelled from school for revolutionary activities and never returned to the class-room.

Most urban visitors will flee the scene and never return .

It was Mr Oliver Wendell Holmes who said that a mind stretched to a new idea never returns to its original shape.

■ NOUN

call

Before my 11.00am appointment I return two phone calls .

Saatchi executives did not return calls seeking comment.

Motorola did not return calls by press time.

Mel returned his call on Monday morning.

The Democratic Party machine did not return his calls , the media ignored him, but he kept driving.

Microsoft officials did not return calls yesterday.

office

Most staff return to the area office in mid-afternoon with samples to be sent off to the laboratory.

What better proof of its virtue than that it kept returning them to office ?

Slip re-attendance to be returned to the Office as soon as possible - Thank you. 5.

In 1953, after Kennelly was returned to office and Stevenson had his unfortunate encounter with Eisenhower, Gill resigned as chairman.

Only when he had returned to his own office did it occur to him to flick through his passport's pages.

After making an additional copy, she returned to her office and started to highlight her key presentation points.

The Conservative party was returned to office in 1951 and was to remain there until 1964.

trip

I waited, but Joy never returned from that trip .

When the students return from the field trip , Emily is dismayed when Gina does not get off the minibus.

I had Mrs Abadie and Mrs Jackson, whose husbands had not returned from inspection trips .

She would just have to find some way of avoiding physical contact until Dana returned from her trip to Hadrian's Wall.

It was as if he was doing a parody of a president returning from an overseas trip .

Morris returned from that trip fired with a new enthusiasm for captaincy.

Jody returns from the road trip to find a copy of another fax Pete has sent to Alan.

verdict

The jury at Nottingham Crown Court returned its final verdicts yesterday.

But, again, he failed to sway the jury, which returned a first-degree murder verdict .

Taking into account the thundering magnificence of your new single, the jury must grudgingly return a verdict of not guilty.

The mostly white jury deliberated for three days before returning its verdicts .

One woman juror winked at Liberace as she returned for the verdict .

I could see it in their faces when they returned their verdict .

Juries are becoming more likely to return guilty verdicts in tough-to-prove cases - and judges more likely to slap on longer sentences.

On May 17, 1980, the jury returned a verdict acquitting the officers on all charges.

visit

This time it was two brothers from Ohio returning from a visit to Disney World.

Whenever a patient returned for a clinic visit , a urine sample was collected and was analyzed for ethanol.

Students from Aqui-Terme will be returning the visit .

Anne evidently hadn't returned from her monthly visit to her parents' home in Oxfordshire.

And neither did Tutilo return from his visit to the lady of Longner.

Mr. Bingley must also return their visit by visiting the Bennets, if he is not to be rude.

Gail had returned from her visit yesterday almost in tears, saying that now Jane was refusing to be visited.

David Tindle had recently returned from a visit to Paris where he had seen this painting for the first time.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(on) sale or return

All are on full sale on January 23-Knave sale or return from Blackhorse.

All available goods may be taken on a sale or return basis. 9.

Booksellers normally order books on a sale or return basis.

This may be on a sale or return agreement without asking for payment.

What is the position, though, where the buyer resells the goods on sale or return terms?

many happy returns

And, no doubt about it, very many happy returns, sir.

Charlotte will be wished many happy returns by family and other visitors to a nursing home in Redcar, Cleveland.

Next up we would like to wish birthday girl Fiona many happy returns.

They went for more, but Nicky Hammond in the Town goal made sure they didn't have too many happy returns.

return the compliment

As she pulled on a tan leather blouson, she eyed me warily, and I returned the compliment .

Characteristically, Scargill is not returning the compliment and is not planning to co-operate with the alliance.

Cheltenham's Tory faithful welcomed the Lady and she returned the compliment .

Hardin returned the compliment with a blaster specifically borrowed for the occasion.

I have ventured into the use of your name several times but you have not returned the compliment .

If they failed to understand the settled peasants, the latter returned the compliment .

One year later, the Eastbourne Road school is returning the compliment .

What else to do but return the compliment ?

rise/come back/return from the dead

A few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune.

Friends don't come back from the dead , Leila thought, rampaging through the corridor from the canteen.

The single engine airplane business came back from the dead after the General Aviation Revitalization Act made it harder to sue.

When Cardiff had come back from the dead , he had shrunk away back down the hessian-screen corridor towards Rohmer.

safe journey/arrival/return etc

And he adds his personal guarantee of company and protection, with the assurance of eventual safe return.

Birdland is now offering a reward for the safe return of the birds and the conviction of the thieves.

He wishes you to have not merely a safe journey, but an aesthetically pleasing one.

Meanwhile, the Spartan observers were politely detained, pending the ambassadors' safe return.

The Everqueen herself gifted him with a heart-shaped broach which she had woven with enchantments for his safe return.

Travellers would offer them bread and milk to be sure of a safe journey.

Worse, really, because with ageing there's not the least possibility of a safe return.

the point of no return

The dam project has reached the point of no return.

By Joshua's time they had reached the point of no return.

Foo was beyond the point of no return.

In a few more moments this love scene would have reached the point of no return.

Relationships with the union beyond the point of no return?

Sailmaking We've reached the point of no return!

Suddenly it passed the point of no return and plunged downwards.

The fire is the point of no return for the Gaucis.

The principal message conveyed by the leadership was that the Three Gorges project had reached the point of no return.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Return the pan to the heat and simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.

Alastair returned from the office late that night.

As the soldiers returned home, their wives had to readjust to living with them again.

He had to return to India to look after his mother.

I'm going to return these shoes - they're a little tight.

I've got to go by Blockbuster and return those tapes.

I left early, but promised to return the next day.

If the pain returns, take two of the tablets every four hours.

If there is a problem with the computer, you can return it to the store.

It was a bright, hot day when she returned.

Johnson carefully returned the document to its hiding place.

Only 96 Conservative MPs were returned at the last election.

Penny has still not returned the office keys.

Sign and keep the top sheet, and return the blue sheet to the office.

Since the end of the war, many of the paintings have been found and returned to their rightful owners.

Their investment list returned a profit of 34% last year.

You must return all your library books before the end of the year.

Your passport will be returned to you when you check out of your hotel.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After a week it was to be returned to its owner.

After loading up he will return to Save.

And if you don't like your purchase, you can return it for a refund.

He returned in the early 1970s and went into business.

I tell her how excited I am to return to Oki for Obon.

Juries represent the racial attitudes of the communities from which they came and to which they will return .

Since moving out of the unprofitable world of defence, Trend has returned to profits of £900,000.

Twenty minutes later he returned, shaking his head in a universal gesture.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

annual

That gives an annual return of eight percent - more than from most building societies.

Buying in that year and sticking with it through Dec. 30 would have meant a 16. 1 percent annual return .

In combination, that would result in an annual tax free return of more than 30 percent.

P 500, their compound annual return over the same period would have been 10. 06 percent.

His next plan for increasing the annual return of ground covered, was to augment the work force as much as possible.

That compares to an 8. 6 percent average annual return for all bond funds during the period.

Each company is responsible for its annual return .

The annual return averages 9 to 14 percent.

average

And the average rate of return for this group was still 6%.

Annualized average rate of return after expenses for the past 30 days; not a forecast of future returns.

Some managers have stirred into the mixture riskier bonds that offer a higher than average return .

That compares to an 8. 6 percent average annual return for all bond funds during the period.

While the average return may be acceptable, the element of variability could imply a risk of financial loss that is unacceptable.

If the spot yield is the average return , then the forward rate can be interpreted as the marginal return.

During the same period, one-year Treasury bills produced an average annual return of 7. 5 percent.

expected

This requires that the expected return from the short position exceeds the riskless rate.

The greater the risk of non-payment, the greater will be the expected return for discounting.

Suppose that the expected rate of return is written as.

The horizontal axis is now calibrated in units of beta rather than the standard deviation of expected returns .

However, expected returns can not be observed.

Over the previous 12 months the portfolio underperformed its expected rate of return by just over 2.5 percent.

This gives a sterling value, at this rate of £36,363.64 and is of course the expected return .

But, largely for that very reason, assets do vary in both their expected returns and their riskiness.

good

No doubt they have been promised a good party in return .

Several investment advisers, however, cautioned that many people need a better return than the new securities are likely to offer.

Anyone who bought before the 1988 boom has seen a good return on their investment.

But workers also insist on getting a good return on their own retirement savings.

If he had married Iskandara for her sheep, he had given good measure in return .

In combination with interest payments, bond investors pocketed the third best annual total return since Calvin Coolidge was president.

The savings industry continues to demonstrate very good returns for those saving for their retirement.

It also means that investors might be tempted to look for better returns in the stock market.

happy

And, no doubt about it, very many happy returns , sir.

He smiled, happy with his return .

Next up we would like to wish birthday girl Fiona many happy returns .

They went for more, but Nicky Hammond in the Town goal made sure they didn't have too many happy returns .

Charlotte will be wished many happy returns by family and other visitors to a nursing home in Redcar, Cleveland.

And happy returns ... Lady Thatcher becomes Chancellor of the University she opened.

high

This encourages them to chase higher returns by lending to less creditworthy borrowers.

Bonds issued by riskier firms will pay a higher return than bonds issued by safe, stable firms.

Mr Mason believes this sort of devolution will bring higher returns .

In the late seventies, savings and loans began to lose depositors to money market funds, which offered higher returns .

This service is a high return investment for lump sums of over £10,000.

Since gilts pay a fixed annual rate of interest, you would be locking in a higher return before the rate cut.

That was because the funds invested in derivatives that gave them a higher return , but with much greater risk.

safe

Worse, really, because with ageing there's not the least possibility of a safe return .

And he adds his personal guarantee of company and protection, with the assurance of eventual safe return .

Birdland is now offering a reward for the safe return of the birds and the conviction of the thieves.

The Everqueen herself gifted him with a heart-shaped broach which she had woven with enchantments for his safe return .

Meanwhile, the Spartan observers were politely detained, pending the ambassadors' safe return .

Already some manufacturers are offering incentives for safe return of batteries, so that they can recycle or dispose of them safely.

The safe return of the Oldenburgs.

total

The best results were for the Ford Motor and the Dana corporations which predicted 45 percent of the total variance of returns .

Moreover, that 4. 69 percent total return means the average bond fund owner actually lost principal value in 1996.

The net result is that the total energy return is less than the input.

Domesticstock funds posted one of their strongest years on record, with a total return of 31. 11 % in 1995.

When the yen rises, dollar-based investors see their total return increase.

An accumulation, or total return , index of the two markets is calculated after the close of each trading day.

Safilo SpA stock racked up a 74 percent total return as the manufacturer of eyeglass frames rebounded from years of declining profits.

■ NOUN

home

I must not forget the back-up staff and the community staff who visited me so promptly after my return home .

The warriors, in those days, he says, preferred to die rather than return home without dipping their spears in blood.

The evening performance - a Mozart Symphony - didn't start until seven and it would mean a late return home .

A trip chain is a sequence of trips beginning when a resident leaves home , and ending when they next return home.

We will miss him in the Wear Valley area and wish him well on his return home .

It is known that none of the three thousand or so of letters were received by the children until their return home .

But anything I might do in that way would have to await my return home .

tax

Reclaiming this tax involves filling in a tax return , including details of your salary received and the tax deducted.

The ones that working... the only way they can do anything is to wait on their income tax return .

If your child has already paid tax , he or she must complete a tax return to receive a rebate.

Even the math behind a simple tax return carries assumptions that are open to challenge.

These warranties would include general warranties as to: Compliance in making tax returns .

One beauty of a flat tax supposedly is that tax returns would be simple.

After all, few are burdened with having to complete annual income tax returns .

And then they fail to make that decision until the tax return is prepared, if then.

trip

Today's passengers have to make do with a 10-mile return trip to Twyford.

It was on their return trip north that things went wrong.

On the return trip the bus will travel via the Lake District.

The final return trip was a substantial hike, involving a climb of nearly 6,500' in a day.

A 12,000 mile return trip to the States, plus another 1,500 miles or road travel dictated a hectic computing schedule.

Margaret is delighted to be making this return trip on what she describes as a warm and friendly course.

And the same thing happened on the return trip West.

■ VERB

demand

Soldier's parents demand the return of his body.

A Prussian soldier spotted them and demanded the return of their booty.

Clothiers in Baintree and Barking followed suit and demanded the return of thrums from their weavers.

By the 1990s, large and institutional investors had abandoned the search for security and demanded instead fat returns on investments.

Interestingly, it is the right that now demands the return of narrative.

A largely black protest march was held here recently to demand the return of safe streets.

This it did by demanding a return to the family and Victorian values.

At the same time, investors are demanding a higher return to account for the added risk that patients may live longer.

diminish

They have created new forms of entertainment rather than providing variations on old themes that inevitably have diminishing returns over time.

Could advertising go the way of modern art, with the shock factor leading to diminishing returns ?

One was the idea of diminishing returns , applied in this case to income or wealth.

A law of diminishing returns applies to seed but not to pollen.

For all of us there is also the law of diminishing returns that goes to work with each successive bite.

A weakening of the yen against the dollar diminishes returns to investors who change their proceeds into stronger currencies.

Property can be increased without limit; the efforts to safeguard it are subject to sharply diminishing returns .

earn

The decisions are commercial: what will earn the best return on the investment?

On the other hand, cash reserves do not earn any return for the bank.

Do/can we earn an adequate return for the risk involved? and is there a clearly identified ability to repay?

Using your Isa allowance: You can put up to £7,000 in an ordinary Isa to earn tax-free returns .

Over liquid banks will have money balances earning no return , so that profit opportunities are being lost.

And for three years, it earned its return , every month.

Indeed he now questioned if the United States itself had earned an adequate return from its investment in the special relationship.

In the meantime, you are looking to earn a high return .

expect

Now they expect something in return .

But if we expect effort in return for what we give, we usually get that.

We expect a return on our investment.

Salomon Brothers expects equity returns between 10 % and 15 % for the year.

As with the Persian kings, military service was expected in return .

Mr Moszkowski expects those returns to hold steady for the fourth and first quarters.

The water companies have responsibilities to their shareholders, who will expect a return on their investment.

Yet the effort, far more costly than anything ever attempted by any government, has not produced the expected returns .

file

But not every company may file a consolidated return .

Tax rebels offer numerous arguments to explain their refusal to file 1040 returns or pay taxes.

The U. S. Treasury loses an estimated $ 130 billion each year because of citizens who underpay or file no return .

On the other hand, some accountants say they will bill clients if legal changes force them to file an amended return .

Under the Forbes plan, filing a tax return might require only two calculations.

You do not owe taxes charged against your spouse unless you and your spouse filed a joint return .

Tax software also can make it easier for taxpayers to file their returns electronically.

offer

Part of the skill of successful development is in identifying and satisfying gaps in the market which offer higher than usual returns .

In the late seventies, savings and loans began to lose depositors to money market funds, which offered higher returns .

Lenders want low-risk outlets for their money, which also offer attractive returns .

Tula residents grabbed at cash offered in return for forms they had filled in.

However, Halifax is the first of the high street banks to offer generous returns on current accounts.

Occasionally, the only possible controls are widely scattered or are unlikely to cooperate with a program that offers nothing in return .

Fund managers aim to mix a cocktail of bonds that offer a return higher than the interest on a building society deposit.

Poole offered in return the benevolent strength and practicality which Coleridge was soon to value so greatly.

produce

Further increases in winding current then produce a diminishing return in terms of improved flux level.

During the same period, one-year Treasury bills produced an average annual return of 7. 5 percent.

Anhydrous caustic soda, hydrogen gas and phosgene, all well established product areas, are being developed to produce maximum returns .

Yet there still are many Fidelity shareholders who came aboard years ago specifically because Fidelity produced above-average returns .

Less concentrated manures also produced impressive returns .

Yet the effort, far more costly than anything ever attempted by any government, has not produced the expected returns .

The policy of artistic worthiness which had been pursued since Tubular Bells, three years before, had produced progressively diminishing returns .

That would produce returns for the 30-year bond of about negative 7 %.

provide

This limits their international ventures to those that can provide returns in the shorter term.

If you can lock the money away, the stock market provides the greatest returns over the long term.

Trade deficits mean we Let more merchandise from the rest of the world that, we provide in return .

The accounts are largely designed to provide information about the returns achieved on that risk investment.

For equity funds, the final column provides 52-week returns based on market prices plus dividends.

They collapse and can die within hours-but a single injection of magnesium salts provides an immediate return to full health.

This, we contended, could provide a financial return comparable to that from a new building.

receive

The United States was receiving a good return on its investment.

Janie smiled at them and received their smiles in return .

Amadeus All guests staying 5 nights or more receive return rail tickets to Padua with lunch included.

She is a 61-year-old housewife and does not receive a tax return .

Whilst certainly they may receive something in return , there does not seem to be a pressure to balance out the gifts.

I look forward to receiving a reply by return of post.

The worker, in contrast, has only his labour to sell and receives only wages in return .

Those financing the advertising of parties expect to receive a return on their outlay.

yield

A car is highly illiquid, but yields a high return to the owner.

Mailed questionnaires are inexpensive but yield a low return in terms of mail-back from respondents.

Sport can possess the characteristic of a capital good, one that yields a return as part of a market production process.

Y may be sold short and the proceeds invested in X yielding a riskless return for no investment.

Noise/horror strikes me as a limited form of self-destruction, that can only yield diminishing returns .

Partly for that reason, too many projects yield poor returns .

The government and housing divisions were said to have yielded the lowest returns and action is promised to boost their performance.

Casting wider for other presidential candidates does not yield a healthy return .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(on) sale or return

All are on full sale on January 23-Knave sale or return from Blackhorse.

All available goods may be taken on a sale or return basis. 9.

Booksellers normally order books on a sale or return basis.

This may be on a sale or return agreement without asking for payment.

What is the position, though, where the buyer resells the goods on sale or return terms?

diminishing returns

Technologies that helped rescue developing countries from famine in the 1970s have reached the point of diminishing returns.

A law of diminishing returns applies to seed but not to pollen.

But it doesn't take a crystal ball to figure out the diminishing returns involved in planning programmes around such disposable performers.

For all of us there is also the law of diminishing returns that goes to work with each successive bite.

It is a process of diminishing returns, as Arthur Holmes showed mathematically nearly 30 years ago.

One was the idea of diminishing returns, applied in this case to income or wealth.

The problem with chocolates is that they operate on a loss curve of massively diminishing returns.

They have created new forms of entertainment rather than providing variations on old themes that inevitably have diminishing returns over time.

many happy returns

And, no doubt about it, very many happy returns, sir.

Charlotte will be wished many happy returns by family and other visitors to a nursing home in Redcar, Cleveland.

Next up we would like to wish birthday girl Fiona many happy returns.

They went for more, but Nicky Hammond in the Town goal made sure they didn't have too many happy returns.

rise/come back/return from the dead

A few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune.

Friends don't come back from the dead , Leila thought, rampaging through the corridor from the canteen.

The single engine airplane business came back from the dead after the General Aviation Revitalization Act made it harder to sue.

When Cardiff had come back from the dead , he had shrunk away back down the hessian-screen corridor towards Rohmer.

safe journey/arrival/return etc

And he adds his personal guarantee of company and protection, with the assurance of eventual safe return.

Birdland is now offering a reward for the safe return of the birds and the conviction of the thieves.

He wishes you to have not merely a safe journey, but an aesthetically pleasing one.

Meanwhile, the Spartan observers were politely detained, pending the ambassadors' safe return.

The Everqueen herself gifted him with a heart-shaped broach which she had woven with enchantments for his safe return.

Travellers would offer them bread and milk to be sure of a safe journey.

Worse, really, because with ageing there's not the least possibility of a safe return.

the point of no return

The dam project has reached the point of no return.

By Joshua's time they had reached the point of no return.

Foo was beyond the point of no return.

In a few more moments this love scene would have reached the point of no return.

Relationships with the union beyond the point of no return?

Sailmaking We've reached the point of no return!

Suddenly it passed the point of no return and plunged downwards.

The fire is the point of no return for the Gaucis.

The principal message conveyed by the leadership was that the Three Gorges project had reached the point of no return.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Both sides are demanding the return of territory lost in the war.

Most people get fairly low returns from their personal investments.

She begged for the return of her kidnapped baby.

The return on the initial investment was huge.

The company offers the hope of big returns for people who buy its shares.

Type in your file name and press return .

We were anxiously awaiting Pedro's return .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After her return , she had spent the first week weeping, conscious of her father's tight-lipped disappointment and indignant fury.

Eaton said large institutional investors today are putting more pressure on publicly traded companies to increase their returns.

In return , you will receive a salary in the range of £11,586 to £16,176 pa depending on qualifications and experience.

Increasingly, businesses began to call for a return on their investment in public education.

Note was taken that Ned had failed to advise the twelfth floor of Barley's drunken breakout after his return from Leningrad.

The first two nights had passed in sheer misery, as he sat up waiting, praying for her return .

The time period that funds can be invested is critical in maximizing the returns from investments.

This return to a leaner structure is a direct result of the downturn in sales in key areas such as Impressionist paintings.

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

address

L.P.E has many database functions for storing commonly used addresses and can automatically print a return address on each envelope if required.

And there will need to be a note on return address , return by date etc.

Not only is the return address on the e-mail almost certainly fraudulent, but responding to spam creates more traffic.

Apart from noting the return addresses on the envelope, those who stayed didn't think much about the world outside.

The return address was left blank, and a list of suspects could prove endless.

In some cases they note the original postmark and return address .

Sandarusi said he did not notice a return address .

call

If you phone, you might get a return call , but from a different number.

flight

This includes return flights , transfers, all meals and drinks, nightly entertainment, non-motorised watersports and activities.

We often placed caches of them near the action to cut the wasted time of return flights .

Each tour includes a return flight from Gatwick to Berlin, with transfers to and from your Berlin hotel.

I never took the return flight home.

En route, Shaker instructed two ships to join him on the return flight .

In late afternoon the return flight begins.

journey

The return journey would take another three days.

Kyoto I filed away for a return journey .

I run the nets out to the full extent and erect them on the return journey .

It is best to retrace your steps for the return journey .

The incident had happened on the return journey .

It will wrap around this needle on the return journey .

Florence is included in his return journey from Rome to Genoa.

The return journey was supposed to start at half past three but there would always be a few people missing.

leg

It then climbs the inevitably steep hill back up to Alum chine on the return leg to Bournemouth.

His 62-year-old converted trawler conked out after leaving Newfoundland on the return leg .

A flight could be confirmed even with just one passenger, if there was demand on the return leg .

match

In the return match , however, Sheffield thrashed Derby by 34 runs to win handsomely.

In the return match at the Basin Reserve he took five wickets in the first innings and scored a handy 42.

Although, to be honest, I'd understand if he turned down the offer of a return match .

The return match is to be held next week at Leeds United's home ground, Elland Road.

I could hardly wait for a return match .

ticket

The cost of the return tickets for Diana and her sons is more than £7,000.

Nevertheless, in accordance with the regulations of the shipping company, they had all been obliged to buy return tickets .

At the inquest they said he probably hadn't intended to kill himself because he had a return ticket in his pocket.

What nit gave him a return ticket ?

trip

Despite Morley Street's shock defeat by Chirkpar in that race last year, Jackson is tempted to make the return trip .

Zubrin proposes burning methane with liquid oxygen for the return trip to Earth.

Those last would not be required again until they reached the last mile of the return trip .

It's a return trip in this category for co-winner Les Freres Taix.

Some 250 passengers were booked on the return trip to Hamburg via Lisbon.

He hoped he might encounter the girl in the Lotus Elan making the return trip .

Another, on his first bus journey, noted down the name of a shop as a landmark for the return trip .

Now, on the return trip to Lymington, he could see at least 200 white sails.

visit

But when the Establishment booked a return visit for the comedian for 8 April 1963 it had problems.

During his long walk home, he tried to figure out how to justify a return visit .

The event was such a success that club members are very much looking forward to him making a return visit .

Their elephant of a house was subordinate to no white mansion, and no Commonwealth Avenue calling cards urged return visits .

Another statistic - 64 percent of Somerwest's 320,000 customers last year were paying a return visit .

The crisis of the eighties occasions a return visit .

There was some urgency because the return visit from Sochi was about to take place.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(on) sale or return

All are on full sale on January 23-Knave sale or return from Blackhorse.

All available goods may be taken on a sale or return basis. 9.

Booksellers normally order books on a sale or return basis.

This may be on a sale or return agreement without asking for payment.

What is the position, though, where the buyer resells the goods on sale or return terms?

diminishing returns

Technologies that helped rescue developing countries from famine in the 1970s have reached the point of diminishing returns.

A law of diminishing returns applies to seed but not to pollen.

But it doesn't take a crystal ball to figure out the diminishing returns involved in planning programmes around such disposable performers.

For all of us there is also the law of diminishing returns that goes to work with each successive bite.

It is a process of diminishing returns, as Arthur Holmes showed mathematically nearly 30 years ago.

One was the idea of diminishing returns, applied in this case to income or wealth.

The problem with chocolates is that they operate on a loss curve of massively diminishing returns.

They have created new forms of entertainment rather than providing variations on old themes that inevitably have diminishing returns over time.

return the compliment

As she pulled on a tan leather blouson, she eyed me warily, and I returned the compliment .

Characteristically, Scargill is not returning the compliment and is not planning to co-operate with the alliance.

Cheltenham's Tory faithful welcomed the Lady and she returned the compliment .

Hardin returned the compliment with a blaster specifically borrowed for the occasion.

I have ventured into the use of your name several times but you have not returned the compliment .

If they failed to understand the settled peasants, the latter returned the compliment .

One year later, the Eastbourne Road school is returning the compliment .

What else to do but return the compliment ?

rise/come back/return from the dead

A few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune.

Friends don't come back from the dead , Leila thought, rampaging through the corridor from the canteen.

The single engine airplane business came back from the dead after the General Aviation Revitalization Act made it harder to sue.

When Cardiff had come back from the dead , he had shrunk away back down the hessian-screen corridor towards Rohmer.

the point of no return

The dam project has reached the point of no return.

By Joshua's time they had reached the point of no return.

Foo was beyond the point of no return.

In a few more moments this love scene would have reached the point of no return.

Relationships with the union beyond the point of no return?

Sailmaking We've reached the point of no return!

Suddenly it passed the point of no return and plunged downwards.

The fire is the point of no return for the Gaucis.

The principal message conveyed by the leadership was that the Three Gorges project had reached the point of no return.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The return trip took about an hour less than the trip there.

The sea was much calmer on the return voyage.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Apart from noting the return addresses on the envelope, those who stayed didn't think much about the world outside.

Mulholland would later tell the valley people that his objective was simply to divert their unused and return flows.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepted a return ball from Dwight Yorke to complete the scoring in stoppage time.

Professor Sano writes back by return mail.

The return movement begins in October, but substantial numbers are not often present before November.

Watch for the classic Fruko y Sus Tesos on a return engagement in November.

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