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synonyms for sinecures

  • pushover
  • babe in the woods
  • dead duck
  • dead meat
  • easy pickings
  • easy victim
  • lamb
  • sinecure
  • soft touch
  • toast
  • vulnerable
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How to use sinecures in a sentence

"There are no sinecures at $10 a week," sighed Emily, drawing upon experience for this generalization.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
Supernumerary officials were dismissed, the common school system improved, sinecures abolished and salaries reduced.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME 2 (OF 14), 1899VARIOUS
He contrived to remain in parliament for half a century, and he gathered the emoluments of some half dozen snug sinecures.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE -- VOLUME 55, NO. 340, FEBRUARY, 1844VARIOUS
During the subsequent period the cry against sinecures became more emphatic.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Sinecures and standing armies and State churches are the strongholds of tyranny and superstition.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
The members of his staff, especially his Adjutant-General and Aid, found their positions no sinecures.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
The three new Councillors were not long in discovering that their places were sinecures.
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
No demagogue bipeds were permitted to fatten at the public crib—no droning sinecures were lounging under the mantle of government.
SAGES AND HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONL. CARROLL JUDSON
Pearl River would be an admirable spot for a dozen pleasant sinecures, and the expenditure of three or four millions of money.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND THE SANDWICH ISLANDSCHARLES NORDHOFF
He had no coronet playing before his eyes: no overpaid places and sinecures for relatives.
NOT PAUL, BUT JESUSJEREMY BENTHAM
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