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synonyms for burn the midnight oil

  • bear down
  • cram
  • do double duty
  • elucubrate
  • grind
  • lucubrate
  • overwork
  • study
  • sweat and slave
  • toil away
  • work day and night
  • work late
  • work like a dog
  • work overtime
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How to use burn the midnight oil in a sentence

Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They used to declare that every unbaptised baby would go to Hell and burn for ever in fire and brimstone.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And it shall devour the mountains, and burn the wilderness, and consume all that is green as with fire.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
A very small amount may be present after ingestion of large quantities of cod-liver oil or other fats.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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