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  • If I wanted fortune, I would have gone back to my previous-to-b-school career and continued to amass my hardly-earned dollars.

    That's What SHE Said...The Times, UK

  • If I wanted fortune, I would have gone back to my previous-to-b-school career and continued to amass my hardly-earned dollars.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • This is yet another anniversary issue I bought off the stands as a child 11, this time, and apparently I was impressed enough with this issue that I plunked down $1.50 of my hardly-earned money to take it home with me.

    Archive 2004-05-23

  • This is yet another anniversary issue I bought off the stands as a child 11, this time, and apparently I was impressed enough with this issue that I plunked down $1.50 of my hardly-earned money to take it home with me.

    Archive 2004-05-23

  • Boer, in the Cashan or Magaliesberg country, who would deny that a law was made, in consequence of this labor passing to the colony, to deprive these laborers of their hardly-earned cattle, for the very cogent reason that, “if they want to work, let them work for us their masters,” though boasting that in their case it would not be paid for.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Yes, my hardly-earned self-control was as completely lost to me as if I had never possessed it; lost to me, as it is lost every day to other men, in other critical situations, where women are concerned.

    The Woman in White

  • I should have fared badly but for Aunt Agatha; her hardly-earned savings were all spent on my education.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 353, October 2, 1886.

  • Meals, edibles, and liquids were diluted with 10 per cent. of grit, and when perchance Tommy strove to strain his hardly-earned beer -- to make a filter of a butter-cloth -- phut! would come

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899

  • The country don't see the fun of sending children of tender years away from their proper training, to wear out their young bodies and poison their young systems in beastly close, ill-ventilated work-rooms, and all just to bring in an extra bit of money to enable their parents, like you, to laze and loaf at home, and, maybe, spend their hardly-earned wage on drink.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, June 27, 1891

  • It wants capital, and there are few about here who would risk their hardly-earned savings on a speculation which might fail. '

    The Carved Cupboard

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