Thesaurus / earn
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
There are always boys hanging about to earn a few pence by taking care of boats.
THE QUEEN'S CUPG. A. HENTY
It is wonderful what an amount of labor it costs to earn even the little the natives seem to care for.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (VOLUME 2 OF 2)IDA HUSTED HARPER
If she marries, well and good; if she remains single, well and good too, provided she can earn her living or has means.
HOME LIFE IN GERMANYMRS. ALFRED SIDGWICK
You are going to have a big salary and earn lots and lots of money.
A DOLL'S HOUSEHENRIK IBSEN
When his money gave out, if he still wanted to stay on he could earn his living as well there as here.
I work because it is honest to earn my pay; but work is disagreeable in the extreme—hateful.
SIR CHARLES NAPIERSIR WILLIAM FRANCIS BUTLER
The wolf pricked up his ears at the proposal, and requested to be informed what he must do to earn such plentiful meals.
STORIES OF THE OLDEN TIMEVARIOUS
I wanted to be placed in a situation where by my labors I could earn my living.
JACK IN THE FORECASTLEJOHN SHERBURNE SLEEPER
I know individuals who earn here $6.00 a week; but that must be above the average.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Must try and earn summut if I bean't going to feel the pinch o' thees winter.
A POOR MAN'S HOUSESTEPHEN SYDNEY REYNOLDS
WORDS RELATED TO EARN
- be given
- be in receipt of
- be informed
- be told
- come by
- come into
- get from
- get hands on
- get hold of
- latch on to
- pick up
- pull down
- take in
- take possession
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