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The villain from whom I hired the outfit said it was complete.

He'd get her a hired girl this time and let her have her own head about things.

The next spring he hired me regular and give me wages every month.

It was the hired man with whom Margaret had left the letter, and he held a lantern in his hand.

"It could easily have been hired at Assuan," Biddy exclaimed.

But if you really want to know, I'm the fellow you hired Saunders to shoot.

At so much a day—or at so little—from eight to eight, Little Dorrit was to be hired.

For no goal within his parish would a hired carriage be needed.

Everything was hired, and the mercenaries in attendance were profound strangers to me.

Hired girls, as they were called in Wennott, were extremely scarce.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from Proto-Germanic *hurjan (cf. Danish hyre, Old Frisian hera, Dutch huren, German heuern "to hire, rent"). Reflexively, "to agree to work for wages" from mid-13c. Related: Hired; hiring.

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