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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAGE

To be sure, the wage was infinitesimal, while the toil was body-breaking soul-breaking.

Of course, very few of the other immigrants get such a wage as that.

They asked for a wage, a bunk, and grub; nothing else mattered.

Ey, another fortnight—trusting to get their wage afore that, please God.

Where is the warrior, stout of heart and strong of will, who can wage war with cold and hunger?

For death, as all must see, is only the wage of sin, the ripe fruit of evil.

Let the young man from London, come for the wage he got, resist, if need were to resist.

But some feeling of doubt prompted him to secure his wage without delay.

His wage, as a mechanic, had never exceeded two seventy-five a day.

Elschen was broken hearted because there was no way in which she also could become a wage earner.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "a payment for services rendered," also in Middle English "a pledge of security" (mid-14c.), from Old North French wage (Old French guage) "pledge," from Frankish *wadja- (cf. Old English wedd, Gothic wadi "pledge"); see wed. Modern French cognate gages (plural) means "wages of a domestic," one of a plethora of French words for different classes, e.g. traitement (university professor), paye, salaire (workman), solde (soldier), récompense, prix. The Old English word was lean, related to loan and representing the usual Germanic form (cf. Gothic laun, Dutch loon, German lohn).

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