Turn of life

(Med.) change of life. See under Change.
- G. Francis.

See also: Turn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After many years, on looking back from the middle turn of life's way at the events of the past, which, like a friendly crowd, seem to gaze sadly after us hastening towards the Cimmerian shore, we may see here and there, in the gray throng, some figure glowing with a faint radiance, as though it had caught all the light of our already crepuscular sky.
They cannot be left out altogether, for commonplace people meet one at every turn of life, and to leave them out would be to destroy the whole reality and probability of the story.
But in the case of terminal patients who are no longer conscious, it is up to the next-of-kin to decide when if ever doctors should turn of life support.