Upturn

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Upturn

(1) A period of growth or rising economic activity, especially real GDP, but typically employment as well. (2) The transition of an economy from contraction to growth, also known as a trough of economic activity.
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He took his woman in his arms and smothered her upturned, panting lips with kisses.
He was a handsome, blond man, with deep-set eyes, a snub nose, upturned moustache, and long white hands, a strange-looking man.
His eyes were not upon the dim bulk of the battleship, but on the profile of the girl's upturned face.
With his hunting knife he upturned the loose earth, beneath which the pouch should be; but, though he excavated to a greater distance than the depth of the original hole there was no sign of pouch or jewels.
With upturned, snarling face he glared at the brown-skinned Tarmangani above him.
The little thing lay very still now, its lids, half-raised, showed the pupils horribly upturned.
She had noted this and that nearly always they were stooped low over their work, the hideous eyes bent upon the upturned soil.
The ferocity of their fierce faces was accentuated by the upturned, bristling tiger cat's teeth which protruded from every ear; while the long feathers of the Argus pheasant waving from their war-caps, the brilliant colors of their war-coats trimmed with the black and white feathers of the hornbill, and the strange devices upon their gaudy shields but added to the savagery of their appearance as they danced and howled, menacing and intimidating, in the path of the charging foe.
For an instant they stood thus, the eyes of the man sinking deep into the eyes of the maid, and then hers closed and with a little sigh that was half gasp she swayed toward him, and the Devil of Torn folded the King's niece in his mighty arms and his lips placed the seal of a great love upon those that were upturned to him.
Suddenly he hurled the body to the floor, and, placing his foot upon the upturned breast, raised his head.
His upturned face seemed to have in it all the passionate pleading of a dumb animal.
He was standing just outside the French-windows of the sitting-room, upon the gravel walk, his head upturned, listening intently.