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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOMEWORK

Whenever Philip did his homework, he had to hold the paper down.

"I suppose you have your homework all done," he snarled at Cathy.

On the one hand, homework for the sake of homework may be eliminated.

And this was only a little of the homework with which her hands were ever full.

A pile of books on the table indicated that he had just finished his homework.

The homework of the College was stiff, and certain games were compulsory.

Gee, I do hate railroad trains—railroad trains and homework.

Much of this homework is done by a very bad light and the boy's eyes suffer much.

One's homework is quite enough just now without learning pages of blank verse.

It was a large order, thought Gwen, when already their homework had about reached its outside limit.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "work done at home," as opposed to work done in the shop or factory, from home (n.) + work (n.). In sense of "lessons studied at home," it is attested from 1889.

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