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Line of work   /laɪn əv wərk/   Listen
Line of work

noun
1.
The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.  Synonyms: business, job, line, occupation.






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"Line of work" Quotes from Famous Books



... industrial education, which, a few years ago, was mainly confined to a few institutions, has been, in some form or other, adopted in a large number of cities both in the North and in the South. The results of this line of work are already seen. Hundreds of industrial artisans and trained mechanics are scattered here and there all over the South, and are practically ...
— Twentieth Century Negro Literature - Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating - to the American Negro • Various

... is," warned Rollins. "And a good many of the fellows believe Farley to be the best man of the class in this line of work." ...
— Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis • H. Irving Hancock

... that as Architectural Photography covered a large and varied field he purposed to confine his remarks to the line of work most familiar to him, namely, The Interiors of some ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 11, 1919 • Various

... life, and rigorous ways they are, as we shall see. Young men of small means, and who can afford to waste little time in the amusements of university life, go at once where the more celebrated professors in their particular line of work are lecturing. ...
— Germany and the Germans - From an American Point of View (1913) • Price Collier

... in her special line of work is looking back at it from the place where things show truest, and she says, "God help us all! What is the good done by any such work as mine? 'If any man build upon this foundation . . . wood, hay, stubble. . . . If ...
— Things as They Are - Mission Work in Southern India • Amy Wilson-Carmichael

... that every farmer in the nut growing belt set aside at least ten acres of land for a nut orchard. It will give him a new interest in life and afford him more pleasure and relief from the ordinary monotony of farm work, I believe, than any other line of work he can pursue. If Ponce de Leon had planted a nut orchard in this country instead of wasting his time searching for the fountain of perpetual youth he could have spent his old days in interesting, profitable and fascinating work instead ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting - Evansville, Indiana, August 20 and 21, 1914 • Various

... pity; it will hardly do to keep on so—going backward instead of forward as regards improvement in that line of work." ...
— Christmas with Grandma Elsie • Martha Finley

... should see some of the best publications which have to do with her own line of work. If the girl is working at home she should read about home questions. Admirable new publications are being issued on all kinds of household matters. If a girl is a saleswoman or stenographer, she should ...
— The Canadian Girl at Work - A Book of Vocational Guidance • Marjory MacMurchy

... see if you couldn't tell me something more about it, or else introduce me to someone who could, and then I thought I'd see if I couldn't get something of the kind to do as soon as possible. My nerves are good; I'm muscular, and I've got a steady hand; it seemed to me that this was about the only line of work in the world that I'm fitted for. I wanted to get started ...
— The Magnificent Ambersons • Booth Tarkington

... to the Directors, it is evident that he was fully aware of the risk he ran, in his new line of work, of appearing to sink the missionary in the explorer. There is no doubt that next to the charge of forgetting the claims of his family, to which we have already adverted, this was the most plausible of the objections taken ...
— The Personal Life Of David Livingstone • William Garden Blaikie

... lucky fellow," whispered Bleak. "All the enjoyment without any of the formalities!" And he added aloud, grasping their hands, "Next time, come in the evening. A man in my line of work is hardly at his best ...
— In the Sweet Dry and Dry • Christopher Morley

... needed in her future work. She saw and learned much of the prevalent diseases among the women for whom she was preparing herself to work. She also taught a class of young women medical students, which gave her valuable experience in that line of work. ...
— Notable Women Of Modern China • Margaret E. Burton

... be your special line of work when you leave Whitelaw?' he inquired. 'Your tastes seem about equally ...
— Born in Exile • George Gissing

... had doubtless noticed was an odd genius, but he had stamina—something solid about him, for all his eccentricities—could be relied on. Had been with the house there since a boy of twelve—took him for the father's sake; had never missed a day's time in any line of work that ever had been given in his charge—was weakly-looking, too. Had worked his way from the cellar up—from the least pay to the highest—had saved enough to buy and pay for a comfortable house for his mother and himself, and, still a lad, maintained the expense ...
— Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley • James Whitcomb Riley

... missionary, or native agent, who can best organize the young into useful forms of outgoing Christian activity, will do most for the Church of the present and future. And, while so excellent an agency as the Christian Endeavor Society is available for use in this line of work, the missionary need not be discouraged, but may feel confident that he has within his power an organization rich in promise of blessing to ...
— India's Problem Krishna or Christ • John P. Jones

... these permanent gains, there are some temporary losses. The college student, if she does not take up a definite line of work, is apt, for a time at least, to be unquiet. That quality so lovingly described by Peacock as "stayathomeativeness" is her least noticeable characteristic. The smiling discharge of uncongenial social duties, which disciplines the woman of the world, ...
— Americans and Others • Agnes Repplier

... this new line of work. There will be no need of any legal technicalities," said Waldron, with a smile. "Some charter, if I do say it, who shouldn't. I drew it, you remember. Nothing much in the way of ...
— The Air Trust • George Allan England

... realization of these aims three departments are now cooperating, each of them in charge of an expert in his or her special line of work. ...
— A Librarian's Open Shelf • Arthur E. Bostwick

... "I wonder what line of work the Count can be in now," mused Dalzell, aloud. "It would appear to be something that pays him very well and allows him to travel. I wonder if the friend he is to introduce to us is the ...
— Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service - or, With Dan Dalzell on European Duty • H. Irving Hancock

... this well in the ordinary affairs of life, he is said to be "a man of good judgment"; when he can do it well in a certain line of work—say investments in real estate—he is said to have good judgment in real estate. The use of the word "judgment" here is excellent, because it expresses the act of a judge, who listens patiently to all the evidence in a case and then gives his decision. And the ...
— The Navy as a Fighting Machine • Bradley A. Fiske

... one, of course. I'm going to try to get Bob Adair, the road detective, to give me a show. That's the line of work I like. If he won't, I'll try some other town. I'm sorry, Fairbanks, for my wages will only settle what board I owe you, and there's that last suit of clothes you got for ...
— Ralph on the Overland Express - The Trials and Triumphs of a Young Engineer • Allen Chapman

... York, Dicky! Think of the good times we'd have, and of your getting into Austin's line of work and his patients. You would be rolling in your own limousine before ...
— Mistress Anne • Temple Bailey

... of sympathy for his younger brother. "But here's another good place, Buddy. Jackson and Ballard's! You've picked some good ones. 'Filing clerk wanted. We teach you our system. Young man with ambition to get ahead in our line of work ...
— Over the Line • Harold M. Sherman

... countries of the world with an amazing avidity which proved how deep was the longing for some clear exposition of faith that might console as well as command,—and after its publication I decided to let it take its own uninterrupted course for a time and to change my own line of work to lighter themes, lest I should be set down as 'spiritualist' or 'theosophist,' both of which terms have been brought into contempt by tricksters. So I played with my pen, and did my best to entertain the public with stories of everyday ...
— The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance • Marie Corelli

... All work of this sort requires the ability to do careful, painstaking, and persevering work. Given this ability and the artistic sense before mentioned, the girl's work may be determined by some special talent, by the special training possible for her, or by the openings possible in her chosen line of work ...
— Vocational Guidance for Girls • Marguerite Stockman Dickson



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