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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of work.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In horticulture, said of plants that have been grafted or budded.


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  • After slavery ended, my sister Mary and me worked as ex-slaves, and we _worked_.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Ohio Narratives

  • Josie shivered and worked on, with the vision of schooldays all fled, with a face wan and tired, —worked until, on a summer’s day, some one married another; then Josie crept to her mother like a hurt child, and slept—and sleeps.

    IV. Of the Meaning of Progress.

  • _All my days I have worked hard with my body_, _and according to the number of days I have worked_, _by just that much am I nearer the bottom of the Pit_.

    War of the Classes

  • Leaning for a moment against the window-sill, in mute admiration of the prospect before her, the princess thought how happy a woman might be with this view to greet her eyes every day, while a husband who worshipped her and was worshipped by her worked at her side -- or, rather, not _worked_, but

    Manasseh A Romance of Transylvania

  • The folds of his eyelids had grown heavier, and his melancholy, forgiving smile warmed Julia each time she saw it, even though there were times she felt his expression worked tactically to his advantage, and that he should not be doling out generosity but asking for it.

    ALONE With You

  • Jouhaux once again worked from the very first days of the war to bring the labor movement to exert its influence to make the eventual peace a true one.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1951 - Presentation Speech

  • And the other way that the phrase worked for me was this notion that in our own gardens that we expect to be orderly and tidy, we can loosen up and make them more rambunctious and then they would be more useful from a conservation point of view.

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  • Though the title worked in Peru, in Spain it didn't come across as well because they didn't catch the Quechua meaning and a literal English translation -- "The Frightened Breast" -- didn't cover its inherent poetry.


  • The teams competing for the title worked with their teacher and mentors from industry on the


  • It's interesting seeing how the label worked giving the artists creative space in their own Island studios combined with Blackwell's eye for the visual aspect of modern music. News


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