from The Century Dictionary.

  • At work; in or into a state of working or action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Archaic or Colloq. At work; in action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb obsolete At work; in action.


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  • I have volunteered to take part in aworking group on the new structure, arguing that as it will not involve me I can bring an unbiased view to the table.

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  • Well he just jumped from +1 to +3 in Ras with leaners, that would contradict the claim that the attacks are aworking.

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  • Following his elevation to the House of Lords,made aworking peerentitledBaron Drayson, of Kensington...

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  • If you are aworking woman, are you worried about finding a job that pays your billsandprovides benefits?

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  • Most of the workers were churchgoers and it was strategic to use church "hymns" but we put in lyrics, which, have aworking class message.

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  • London: the roaring waves, the whistling of the salt winds, the loneliness of the bitter North Sea -- these set his imagination aworking on the old legend of the mariner doomed to sail the ocean until the Day of Judgment.


  • "At last, I hear the cranes aworking on the quay."

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  • You are 'cused of the robb'ry and the murder, and you have denied it in the court; but chile, the lie-yers are aworking day and night fur to hang you, and little is made of much, on your side, and much is spun out of little, on theirn.

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  • Quaint, naive, half-grotesque it was in conception, yet the truth of all drama was there actively exhibited, and all casuistic pleading of excuses of some sort, even of justification for the witch (that it was her nature; heredity in her aworking, etc., etc.) would have not only been out of place, but hotly resented by that audience.

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  • Replied the smith, "Hearing and obeying," and fell aworking to keep his word; and when they were ready the Moorman paid him what price he required; then taking them he carried them to the Khan and set them in a basket.

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