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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNEMPLOYED

It is those who are unemployed to whom expectation becomes an agony.

How to put the unemployed millions to work is the problem of the day.

His idleness, Emma; surely, you don't mean that; he's seldom if ever unemployed.

It is that unemployed force in our hearts which is striving for union with others.

Her son had not this gift; or, if he had, he left it unemployed.

Of the remaining number three were ill and five were unemployed.

Barring the beggars, there are no unemployed and no unemployables.

It feels there are other faculties, lying dormant and unemployed.

The Government does not seem to have contemplated the case of unemployed wives.

It is the unemployed who have been keeping up the competition in wages.

WORD ORIGIN

1600, "at leisure, not occupied," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of employ. Meaning "temporarily out of work" is from 1660s. The noun meaning "unemployed persons collectively" is from 1782; unemployment first recorded 1888.

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