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synonyms for on the bench

  • idle
  • inactive
  • jobless
  • underemployed
  • down
  • free
  • loafing
  • at liberty
  • between jobs
  • closed-down
  • disengaged
  • fired
  • laid-off
  • leisured
  • on layoff
  • on the dole
  • on the shelf
  • out of a job
  • out of action
  • out of work
  • resting
  • unapplied
  • unengaged
  • unexercised
  • unoccupied
  • unused
  • without gainful employment
  • workless

antonyms for on the bench

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  • active
  • busy
  • working
  • employed
  • occupied
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How to use on the bench in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The tattered outcast dozes on his bench while the chariot of the wealthy is drawn by.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Outside the hotel he came upon the two sisters sitting on a bench and drinking coffee.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He stood before the glass hung above the wash bench and 369 smoothed his hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
At the hotel he found the bench outside occupied chiefly by Jean.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Humanity must bench with justice; or punishment itself becomes crime, and degenerates into revenge.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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