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  • v. be employed


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  • I tried to do work until everyone else started to wake up and start the morning ritual of blow-drying, plucking, and garment-swapping, but I just ended up staring at the wall.


  • We do work ourselves into a tizzy about creatures like the Anthropophagi, but the world is chock-full of things that want to eat us.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Indeed, my expectation is that common sense will prevail and both Beijing and Taipei will understand that it's in their interests to ensure that they have not only a stable relationship but that they do work towards long term reconciliation.

    Media gateway - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Roger Pollack was in his garden weeding, had been there nearly the whole morning, enjoying the barely perceptible drizzle and the overcast, and trying to find the initiative to go inside and do work that actually makes money.

    True Names

  • Raphael, however, could not be spared from Italy to do work for “the barbarians,” and so he sent his pupil, Luca Penni.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • GRAEME DOBELL: In Opposition, the Labor Party produced a detailed plan for Pacific workers to come in to Australia to do work such as fruit picking.

    Transcript - Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs - The Hon Duncan Kerr MP

  • The "Regulators," as they called themselves, were right; he had allowed a sick wife to go into the hot sun to do work he ought to have done.

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • Sometimes those Braxton Hicks contractions actually do work to get labor started.

    You’ll Lose the Baby Weight


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