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It is a workaday world; Darby and Joan will take it as it is, will do their best.

But in the workaday world one never knows the ending till it comes.

At noon, however, its workaday aspect was on; it was no more than a lunching place.

It may have been, and most likely was, a workaday job for Richard Arkwright.

Margot discovered she could not disturb the little girl's workaday life.

In short, you carry your philosophy into your workaday life.

It is only a workaday matter, all this; but workaday stuff does the business nowadays.

There was just one thing in all the room that looked poor, workaday.

One is detached from all the workaday considerations of life at home.

We did not know they made such cigars in this workaday world.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, werkedei, from Old Norse virkr dagr "working day;" see work (n.) + day. Older than workday (early 15c.). It passed into an adj. 16c.

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