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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EARNINGS

I was to give half my earnings and to do for Eileen exactly as I did for you.

The gross earnings have largely increased during the years 1891 and 1892.

Where gross annual earnings, per mile, shall be $4,000 or more.

He now also fell upon the children's earnings with greater avidity than ever.

But all the same, mamma has a weakness for him, and lets him take all my earnings.

She didn't cost Laurent a penny, keeping herself out of her own earnings.

The author of The Lances of Dawn was still looking at the statement of its earnings.

All his earnings and all he could raise, he invested in the mine.

He knew you then as something more than the recipient of his earnings.

To secure to the poor forsaken wife the right to her earnings?

WORD ORIGIN

amount of money one makes (from labor or investment), 1732, from plural of verbal noun earning (Old English earnung "fact of deserving; what one deserves;" see earn).

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