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earnings

noun balance, commission, compensation, earned income, emolument, fruit of labor, gains, income, money earned, pay, payment, personal gain, profit, profits, profits from employment, quaestus, rate, receipts, recompense, remuneration, reward, reward of labor, reward of office, salary, wages, winnings
Associated concepts: accrued earnings, annual earnings, corporate earnings, earning capacity, future earnings, gross earnings, individual earnings, loss of earnings, net earnnngs, profits, surplus earnings, total earnings
See also: annuity, boom, commission, compensation, fee, honorarium, income, interest, output, pay, payment, possessions, proceeds, profit, prosperity, recompense, remittance, revenue, wage

earnings

in relation to an employment, any salary, wages, fee, gratuity or other profit or incidental benefit of any kind obtained by the employee if it is money or monies worth (i.e. convertible to money). It also includes any taxable BENEFIT IN KIND and any amount paid to the employee in respect of expenses.
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I told you, last night, that I had another object in view besides the object of earning my living on the stage -- "
He loved the guineas best, but he would not change the silver--the crowns and half-crowns that were his own earnings, begotten by his labour; he loved them all.
Even Jay Gould, carried beyond his usual caution by these stories, ran up to New Haven and bought its telephone company, only to find out later that its earnings were less than its expenses.
If you question me closely as to whether all the money with which he set up at Grimworth consisted of pure and simple earnings, I am obliged to confess that he got a sum or two for charitably abstaining from mentioning some other people's misdemeanours.
Ye might get religion, and that 'ud be the best day's earnings y' ever made.
But even so the Trojans could not rout the Achaeans, who still held on; and as some honest hard-working woman weighs wool in her balance and sees that the scales be true, for she would gain some pitiful earnings for her little ones, even so was the fight balanced evenly between them till the time came when Jove gave the greater glory to Hector son of Priam, who was first to spring towards the wall of the Achaeans.
They were coeval with the coureurs des bois, or rangers of the woods, already noticed, and, like them, in the intervals of their long, arduous, and laborious expeditions, were prone to pass their time in idleness and revelry about the trading posts or settlements; squandering their hard earnings in heedless conviviality, and rivaling their neighbors, the Indians, in indolent indulgence and an imprudent disregard of the morrow.
Martin had the most improved farm in the neighborhood; he was looked up to by everyone as one of the most intelligent men in the county, and his earnings were swelling, going into better stock and the surplus into mortgages which he accumulated with surprising rapidity.
I have saved up my three years' earnings and have it all safe in my pocket.
Most of the tramping tinkers used to come and lodge at our place; that was the best part of my master's earnings.
Right to hold land, right of property, is disputed, and the conventions convene, and before the vote is taken, dig away in your garden, and spend your earnings as a waif or godsend to all serene and beautiful purposes.
A common man might travel safely over three-quarters of the habitable globe, could go round the earth at a cost of less than the annual earnings of a skilled artisan.

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