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Her mother fled Japan when Hirono was 9, bringing her children to Hawaii and working menial jobs for low wages to keep them fed.

Gone are the cluttered maps that entice players with menial tasks.

During the Confederacy, as each secessionist state printed its own money, images of enslaved people picking cotton and doing other forms of menial labor appeared on the currency in several states.

From Time

Essentially, Wolfe’s hormones failed to function properly, and even the most menial tasks were exhausting.

Many music traditions are dying out, with practitioners taking up menial labor to make ends meet.

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They are often forced to drop out of school and take menial jobs to support their new family.

Although I hated the menial tasks the job required, it gave me a window into the power of local government.

Or refusing to take on menial work, such as working in a café for example, and instead whining at your parents to pay your rent?

UNRWA teachers are paid such menial wages that many treat teaching like flipping burgers.

Licensed practical nurses are essentially menial hospital workers who collect vital signs, change bedpans, and bathe patients.

He lay there five days, during which we performed every friendly and even every menial office.

The crown had been struck from the head of the king, and was snatched at by the most menial and degraded of his subjects.

Two years afterwards, whilst working in a menial capacity, he attended the school of San Juan de Letran.

From ministerial down to menial posts no claim was raised, no request preferred.

And, by presenting this to the menial who opened the door to you at your house, you went in rejoicing, and all was peace.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to menial, such as: base, boring, common, humdrum, low, and mean.

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