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Synonyms for earn

Synonyms for earn

to receive, as wages, for one's labor

to acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort

Synonyms for earn

acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions


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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.
You're more likely to earn your living as a bonne a tout faire than as a painter.
In France the painter earns little unless he paints portraits and is patronised by rich Americans; and men of reputation are glad to increase their incomes by spending two or three hours once a week at one of the numerous studios where art is taught.
I'm sure I don't know exactly what you CAN do to earn money, but if your uncle and I are able to support you we will do it willingly, and send you to school.
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.
My honest intention in writing that article was to earn ten dollars.
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.
Before I finished my house, wishing to earn ten or twelve dollars by some honest and agreeable method, in order to meet my unusual expenses, I planted about two acres and a half of light and sandy soil near it chiefly with beans, but also a small part with potatoes, corn, peas, and turnips.
If you do not like going to school, why don't you at least learn a trade, so that you can earn an honest living?
And you would scarcely demand a little girl of nine to earn her own living.
I'm going to earn from five to ten thousand pound by the sweat of my brow; and as a poor man doing justice to the sweat of my brow, is it likely I can afford to part with so much as my name without its being took down?