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synonyms for slaving

  • active
  • unavailable
  • working
  • buried
  • employed
  • engaged
  • engrossed
  • hustling
  • occupied
  • overloaded
  • persevering
  • snowed
  • swamped
  • already taken
  • assiduous
  • at it
  • diligent
  • having a full plate
  • having enough on one's plate
  • having fish to fry
  • having many irons in the fire
  • in a meeting
  • in conference
  • in someone else's possession
  • in the field
  • in the laboratory
  • industrious
  • on assignment
  • on duty
  • on the go
  • tied-up
  • up to one's ears
  • with a customer

antonyms for slaving

MOST RELEVANT
  • idle
  • inactive
  • unoccupied
  • lazy
  • quiet
  • unemployed
  • unengaged
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How to use slaving in a sentence

In the province of Esperitu Santo, cotton sail-cloth is made; but the chief trade of this place is slaving.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
He has a better head than I have, and is as hot-blooded, and yet he is living and slaving away in that hole, and really enjoys it.
BLACK ROCKRALPH CONNOR
Frequently the slaving-dhows captured are in a far more horrible state than in the instance above given.
HOW BRITANNIA CAME TO RULE THE WAVESW.H.G. KINGSTON
And yet never a free evening had this boy but he must spend it behind our counter, slaving like the best of us for sheer love.
NOTES OF A CAMP-FOLLOWER ON THE WESTERN FRONTE. W. HORNUNG
This is no life for a man like me, slaving in the drift, burning myself up in the dissipation of the town.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
"I shall hate to give up this life and go to slaving in the bank again," he complained.
TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR-BOATVICTOR APPLETON
She should be adoring you, slaving for you, ready to sacrifice herself at your smallest word—and see what she is!
BROOKE'S DAUGHTERADELINE SERGEANT
For weeks and months they've been slaving round Home-Rule Bill.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 105, AUGUST 5TH 1893VARIOUS
The usual thing is to keep a girl slaving her head off all through the road-tour and then fire her before the New York opening.
JILL THE RECKLESSP. G. (PELHAM GRENVILLE) WODEHOUSE
Here am I, slaving to support Beale, and when I try to get into my house, his infernal dog barks at me.
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENSP. G. WODEHOUSE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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