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earn

verb achieve, achieve by continued effort, accuire by service, attain, be deserving, be entitled to, be successful, be worthy, clear, deserve, gain, gain by labor, gain by service, get a profit, get by effort, have a right to, merere, merit, merit as compensation, net, obtain a victory, procure by effort, profit, prosper, realize, reap, receive compensation, secure, succeed in reaching, win
Associated concepts: ability to earn, earned commissions, earned income, earned premiums, earned surplus, earned wages, a sum earned and unpaid
See also: acquire, attain, bear, gain, obtain, pass, procure, realize, reap, receive, succeed, yield
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So I made up my mind to get my trouble off my mind, and to earn by the sweat of my brow what was held out to me.
A sentiment of keen pleasure accompanied this first effort to earn my own living--a sentiment neither poisoned nor weakened by the presence of the taskmaster, who stood and watched me for some time as I wrote.
Just think,' said he, 'when I asked him how he was going to earn his bread, he actually wanted to learn to shudder.
I worked long enough to earn money for my breakfast, and it seems to me, as I remember it now, to have been about the best breakfast that I have ever eaten.
So he told his wife, Aunt Em, of his trouble, and she first cried a little and then said that they must be brave and do the best they could, and go away somewhere and try to earn an honest living.
I suppose I'll just have to drop out next year," she thought drearily, "and teach a district school again until I earn enough to finish my course.
To earn money by all means," she answered, laughing.
We've got the ranch and each other," he told his wife, "and I'd sooner ride with you to Hood Mountain any day than earn forty dollars.
It would have taken him three months and longer on the sea to earn a similar amount.
And while I waited, and in between the odd jobs I managed to procure, I started to earn ten dollars by writing a newspaper account of a voyage I had made, in an open boat down the Yukon, of nineteen hundred miles in nineteen days.
True, and you will grant that capital would perish if there were no labor to earn the dividends.
Now, if Dick gets well enough to work again he'll be able to earn enough to pay the interest on it; and if he doesn't I know Captain Jim'll manage someway that Leslie won't have to.