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- adj. unemployed, or having nothing to do
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- adj. not having a job
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Franciscans, 5 monasteries, 40 fathers, 13 clerical novices, 11 lay brothers; Capuchins, 4 monasteries, 34 fathers, 9 clerics, 23 brothers; Trappists in the colony for men out of work at Maria-Venn,
A number of temporary influences combining together are just now depressing trade and manufactures in the northern and eastern states, and many people are out of work in the cities; but as for this vast country being already over-peopled, the bare idea makes one smile, when one thinks of its immense extent and incalculable resources ...
Voluminous civilian foot traffic moved slowly as thousands of night-cycle shift workers emptied out of work centers to return home.
"So overwhelmed is the Department of Charities with tens of thousands of applications from men out of work that it finds itself unable to cope with the situation."
I shall never again think that all tramps are drunken scoundrels, nor expect a beggar to be grateful when I give him a penny, nor be surprised if men out of work lack energy, nor subscribe to the Salvation Army, nor pawn my clothes, nor refuse a handbill, nor enjoy a meal at a smart restaurant.
Vanessa arrived on the shopfloor posing as Julia, a recent divorcee, and explained her camera-entourage with the rather flimsy backstory that she was the subject of a documentary about people who had been out of work for a long time.
And the father, who is scabbed out of work by the wives and children of other men, sends his own wife and children to scab in order to save himself.
Presently, there came up an ass-driver, a scavenger, who had been out of work for a week and who was an Hashish-eater to boot; and she called him, saying,