- n. Plural form of employment.
“Jane – far from being the mere literary lady, averse to household concerns, – was not only happy to be occupied with them; but became really a proficient in employments of this sort.”
“The six PSVs are now employed to Petrobras on medium-term employments at attractive rates.”
“His natural love of mechanical employments, which is a marked family trait, soon displayed itself in several inventions; and his inventive genius, coupled with his perfect knowledge of the business, has brought about important changes and improvements in the business of the firm.”
“From their literature, rather scholarly than popular, we learn chiefly of their schools and their rabbis; yet we also learn from it that their employments were the same as those of the other inhabitants of the country.”
“They were never flustered; their employments were a kind of lark, it seemed, never to be referred to except in the most jocular fashion.”
“Their employments are the needle, tambouring, and reading.”
“This idea has prevailed, because women, as a mass, have never been educated with reference to their most important duties; while that portion of their employments, which is of least value, has been regarded as the chief, if not the sole, concern of a woman.”
“The interchange of garden-labour with manufacturing employments, which is advantageous to the operative, who works in his own house, is a real luxury and necessity for the factory operative, whose occupations are almost always necessarily prejudicial to health.”
“He was likewise a cacique, or leading man of his tribe, which authority was confirmed to him by the Spaniards; for he carried the usual badge and mark of distinction by which the Spaniards and their dependants hold their military and civil employments, which is a stick with a silver head.”
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“All these tradesmen buy negroes, and train them up to their several employments, which is a great help to them; and they having so frequent trade to Angola, and other parts of Guinea, they have a constant supply of blacks both for their plantations and town.”
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