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  • He is fastidiously nauseated at the thought of two prize-fighters bruising each other with their fists; and at the same time, because it will cost him some money, he will refuse to protect the machines in his factory, though he is aware that the lack of such protection every year mangles, batters, and destroys out of all humanness thousands of working-men, women, and children.

    The Somnambulists

  • Here, a couple of small billiard tables and several checkerboards were being used by young working-men, who waited in relays for their turn at the games, while many men were sitting around, smoking, reading, and mending their clothes.

    COFFEE-HOUSES AND DOSS-HOUSES

  • Ferdinand Lassalle dressed with elegance for his working-men audiences, with the hope, he said, of reminding them that there was something better than their shabbiness.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • There he addressed audiences consisting of ordinary working-men—labourers and mine workers in the main.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • It is becoming apparent that, as they become increasingly exposed to her, working-men, women, and Latinos are growing less receptive to her condescending and fatuous lies.

    Tom D'Antoni: Clinton Campaign Sets the Blood Boiling

  • Nevertheless, before the united working-men of the country, seeking really national objects and noble ends, by methods that are just and in harmony with the institutions under which we live, the tyranny of capital will end.

    Black and White

  • But the great evils by which we are surrounded, and that are destroying the foundations of society, can be removed by the working-men only.

    Black and White

  • Not a few of our manufacturers are already opening their eyes to the facts of the industrial problem, and, with far-seeing generosity and human brotherliness that will, according to the eternal laws, return even the good things of this world unto them, they are providing their working-men with libraries, reading-rooms, and halls for lectures and entertainments.

    Black and White

  • Still it is only by absolutely united action that the working-men accomplish any good.

    Black and White

  • The working-men will also draw to their support a very large part of the best thought and intelligence of the country, that will be sure to keep even step with the labor of society in its attack upon the enemies of humanity and progress.

    Black and White

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