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return

 [re-tern´]
a coming back.
venous return the flow of blood into the heart from the peripheral vessels.

return

(rē-tŭrn'),
1. Going or coming back; in cardiology, refers to blood flow.
2. In phlebotomy, the appearance of blood in the hub of the venipuncture apparatus.
[M.E., fr. L.L. retorno, , to turn again]
References in classic literature ?
This was a new one on them, and so being stupid brutes they took me to their masters whom they felt would be better fitted to solve the riddle of my return, for riddle they still considered it.
If they thought that I was so satisfied with my lot within Phutra that I would voluntarily return when I had once had so excellent an opportunity to escape, they would never for an instant imagine that I could be occupied in arranging another escape immediately upon my return to the city.
It heeded the story which the Sagoths told of my return to Phutra, watching the gorilla-men's lips and fingers during the recital.
I was fortunate, I think, to return to Phutra at all.
But when Napoleon returned to Paris, Danglars' heart failed him, and he lived in constant fear of Dantes' return on a mission of vengeance.
Fernand departed with the rest, bearing with him the terrible thought that while he was away, his rival would perhaps return and marry Mercedes.
Should Dantes not return, Mercedes might one day be his.
But here is the story of his return to Mars on that other occasion, as I have gleaned it from the great mass of notes which he left for me upon the table of his room in the hotel at Richmond.
I am sure I am much obliged to you for your good opinion," returns the stationer with his cough of modesty, "but--"
Then here's your hat," returns his new friend, quite as intimate with it as if he had made it; "and if you're ready, I am.
Why, you an't such an unnatural woman, I hope," returns Bucket sternly, "as to wish your own child dead?
It's brought into my head, master," returns the woman, her eyes filling with tears, "when I look down at the child lying so.