I searched for this phrase but didn't find it any where "where are those brave warriors;"the turn of the time has rendered all of them low and powerless.Does it mean"change of time"? Also what is being "low"referred to?

  • Where did you find this quote? It's not quite either idiomatic or literary. – StoneyB on hiatus Nov 30 '16 at 17:27
  • @StoneyB although it's definitely redolent of literariness. – Andrew Nov 30 '16 at 17:50
  • The idiom "turn of the tide" may have been intended (i.e. a change in circumstances). – Mick Nov 30 '16 at 18:03
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    I suspect it was supposed to be "the turn of time", not "of the time". It would be a kind of poetic, metaphorical usage, indicating the changes brought by time. – stangdon Nov 30 '16 at 20:41
  • I thought so ,but wasn't sure about it – EngFan Dec 1 '16 at 6:29

It doesn't seem to be an idiom in English - or at least not one that Google recognizes. Without more context it's hard to tell what it means exactly - but my guess would be that it's analogous to the phrase the turn of the century:

the time when a particular century ends and another begins

So in the broad sense, "the turn of the time" would mean "the time going forward; the progression of time".

As to your other question, "low" can mean "unhappy, exhausted" (as in "he was feeling a bit low today"). So those people would be sad and lacking the energy.

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  • so, the progression of time has changed things- correct? – EngFan Nov 30 '16 at 17:49

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