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noun as in leave of absence

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Two of the nation’s largest airlines said tens of thousands of workers again could face furloughs as demand for air travel continues to lag amid the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines and new testing requirements for international travelers.

Events have been canceled, advertising deals have been pulled and layoffs and furloughs have been a harsh reality.

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The budget does not include any widespread layoffs or furloughs of state employees.

This winter, a scattering of hospitality brands are finding ways to innovate and offer new experiences during the pandemic as the industry continues to weather the fight against ongoing closures, furloughs and layoffs.

Association president Marshall Weston said the bans on indoor dining in Montgomery and Prince George’s and on indoor and outdoor dining in Baltimore City have led to layoffs and furloughs amid the Christmas holiday season.

Days later, after four years in jail, Tavakoli was freed on furlough.

With more than 2/3 of CIA civilians on furlough, a number of worst-case situations became far more likely.

No one can claim that the harm to national security was unclear while the government was on a forced furlough.

Suddenly she has the power to furlough people, so she uses it.

These are employees already being effected by furlough brought under the sequester.

His father was a civilian in India, and was returning on furlough to England, after a long absence.

A captain in the Austrian army actually sought a furlough, giving as his reason that he desired to kill Napoleon.

But the soldier or the sailor after long years of service gets leave to return to his home on a furlough or a discharge.

It looks now as if a ride in an aëroplane might not be a strange experience in our third furlough.

The furlough, which was to expire on the 15th of August, was afterward extended by Anjou to the 1st of October.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to furlough, such as: layoff, leave, liberty, r and r, rest and recreation, and rest and recuperation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.