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  • n. Obsolete spelling of employment.

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Examples

  • Anyone who finds out that their Social Security number has been used by a non-American to get imployment should sue the Bush Administration for gross negligence and theft of their personal identification information!

    Think Progress » FACT CHECK: Rove Deputy Peddling False Claims About Pre-War Iraq Intelligence

  • These two speciall observations, allowable in my judgement, and living now in mee, seizing on my youthfull blood and yeeres, have found no mean inducement to love, in regard of my husbands far distance from me, medling in the rude uncivill actions of warre, when he should rather be at home in more sweet imployment.

    The Decameron

  • For they were painting at the Monastery of the Sisters of Faenza, where they had very serious imployment, and followed their businesse diligently: where having found them, and saluting them in such kinde manner, as continually he used to doe, thus he began.

    The Decameron

  • Then should the merchant, tradesman, and poore artificer, haue imployment equall to their power and expedition, whereby what notable benefites would growe to her Maiestie, the state, and communaltie, I refer to your perfect iudgementes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Touching the first, your descent from a father, that was accounted Pater patri�, your owne place and credite in execution of her Maiesties inward counsailes and publike seruices, added to your well discharging your forren imployment (when the greatest cause in Christendome was handled) haue not onely drawen mens eyes vpon you, but also forcibly haue moued many, and my selfe among the rest to haue our labours protected by your authoritie.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • For thereby wee shall not onely haue a copious and rich vent for al our naturall and artificiall comodities of England, in short time by safe passage, and without offence of any, but also shall by the first imployment retourne into our countrey by spedie passage, all Indian commodities in the ripenes of their perfection, whereby her

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • (I meane such as are at leisure to seeke the good of their countrie not being any wayes imployed as paynefull members of a common weale,) then either to further or giue due commendations to the deseruers, howe then may Syr Iohn Hawkins bee esteemed, who being a man of good account in his Country, of wealth and great imployment, did notwithstanding for the good of his

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • That imployment, with other occasions taken by your Maiesty to vse the seruice of the sayd Ierome Horsey (as namely in the yeere 1587) when your

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • But how should pick-pockets live, unless, by some well order'd trick, to draw fools together, they get imployment?

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • It seems he had conscientious objections to the service, for elsewhere it is recorded, under the same date, "Upon Mr. Mabbott's desire and reasons against licensing of books to be printed, he was discharged of that imployment."

    Notes and Queries, Number 56, November 23, 1850

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