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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORKING OUT

His preconceived plan of the suspected man's operations was working out.

I believe he will bless the world in the working out of this slavery.

They're working out now—coming to something—I've earned that reward.

For every abuse that I could discover her father was working out some cure.

Problems are never so simple in the working out as they appear in theories.

I only discovered the danger a week ago while working out a chemical formula.

This is supposed to be legitimate in working out the periodicities of comets.

The expenses of working out the gold per ton of ore sank from £1 15s.

"This marriage appears to be working out," he admitted, musingly.

Then He will begin at once working out the side that belongs to Him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).

In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.

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