labor for

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For a long time I was reporter to a journal, of no very wide circulation, whose editor has never yet seen fit to print the bulk of my contributions, and, as is too common with writers, I got only my labor for my pains.
But, just as they reached a proper age for their union, misfortunes had fallen heavily on both, and made it necessary that they should resort to personal labor for a bare subsistence.
So earnestly did he labor for their conversion that he has always been called the apostle to the Indians.
The total labor for the representative project was $6,400, the disposal costs were $475, and the time costs for an 11-day deconstruction vs.
In addition, while the market-determined product price equals marginal cost at the profit-maximizing quantity of output for a ppt, the market-determined wage equals marginal revenue product at the profit-maximizing amount of labor for a rpt, with the logic of marginal reasoning behind these results quite similar for either decision.
In the case of this girl, Shamshad, her family sold her labor for a $25 loan in order to buy medicine to stop her seizures.
In many countries, children work long hours at backbreaking labor for pennies a day.