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  • adj. That does not work or function
  • adj. Who is not employed


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  • Do not let your nonworking spouse cosign your loan by nonworking I mean not working with you in the business.

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  • As the authors of the Luxembourg Income Study put it, ‘there is much less in the way of public support for both working and nonworking parents in the United Sates than is found in other nations,’ and this is what accounts for most of the greater poverty experienced by American children today.

    The Good Fight

  • True, there are fireplaces nonworking and custom cabinets everywhere and the Shaker stair rails are exquisitely smooth.

    Town Hall Assembly

  • The one caveat is that if you have fast enough productivity gains, you can increase the percentage of nonworking years, and it is possible that could happen to compensate for lifespan increases.

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  • Inert explosives and nonworking missiles were provided to the men by Mr. Hussain as part of a sting operation, prosecutors said.

    Four Are Found Guilty In Bronx Bomb Plot

  • Dividing it fairly could mean the difference for a nonworking spouse between a secure retirement and a hand-to-mouth existence.

    The 'Splitting' Headaches of Late-Life Divorce

  • She had enjoyed Moscow and was pleased to have finished her book, but she found expatriate social life exasperating due to the de facto division between the working journalists, diplomats, and businesspeople on the one hand, and their nonworking spouses on the other.

    Henry’s Demons

  • They gave me the disturbing news that despite all the amenities and details of this 3,000 square footer—for example, magnificent, if nonworking, fireplaces; a marble shower in the master bedroom; period push-button light fixtures; and a private combination basement spa, sauna, fitness center and children's play room—there was no TV, flat screen or otherwise.

    The Apthorp Show

  • Inert explosives and nonworking missiles were provided to the men by Shahed Hussain , the government informant, as part of a sting operation, prosecutors said.

    25-Year Sentence for Bomb Plotter

  • Frankie had been filling his nonworking hours, one by one, with activity—useless, pointless, backbreaking busywork.

    Shore Thing


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