drudge


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Synonyms for drudge

Synonyms for drudge

one who works or toils tirelessly

to do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work

Synonyms for drudge

one who works hard at boring tasks

a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

References in classic literature ?
I was only going to say that surely you wouldn't have me be a mere drudge all my life.
Don't you know that a woman of that class looks a worn out drudge of fifty a year after she's married.
But what we strive to gratify, though we may call it a distant hope, is an immediate desire: the future estate for which men drudge up city alleys exists already in their imagination and love.
Her, as was only a kitchen drudge," she would say in a strange soft voice and with shining eyes, "but was true and faithful in word and deed, such was her reward.
He well understood that under the Restoration, a period of continual compromises between men, between things, between accomplished facts and other facts looking on the horizon, it was all-important for the ruling powers to have a household drudge.
A most invaluable woman, that, Nickleby,' said Squeers when his consort had hurried away, pushing the drudge before her.
Jesting at himself he defined 'lexicographer' as 'a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Her sister, Mary, was several years older, several inches taller, and of a larger, coarser build - a plain, quiet, sensible girl, who had patiently nursed their mother, through her last long, tedious illness, and been the housekeeper, and family drudge, from thence to the present time.
And Tildy was content to be the unwooed drudge if Aileen could receive the flattery and the homage.
I was able to do but very little service wherever I was to go, except it was to run of errands and be a drudge to some cookmaid, and this they told me of often, which put me into a great fright; for I had a thorough aversion to going to service, as they called it
For who else would dig, and delve, and drudge, and do domestic work, and make canals and roads, and execute great lines of Internal Improvement
My scapegoat and my drudge at school,' he said, raising his head to look after him; 'my friend of later days, who could not keep his mistress when he had won her, and threw me in her way to carry off the prize; I triumph in the present and the past.
Lucy is like a fairy godmother; she has turned me from a drudge into a princess in no time.
They were the cheerful drudges of the party, loading and unloading the horses, pitching the tents, making the fires, cooking; in short, performing all those household and menial offices which the Indians usually assign to the squaws; and, like the squaws, they left all the hunting and fighting to others.
Beyond the line of blue - The boundary of the star Which turneth at the view Of thy barrier and thy bar - Of the barrier overgone By the comets who were cast From their pride, and from their throne To be drudges till the last - To be carriers of fire(The red fire of their heart) With speed that may not tire And with pain that shall not part -