work at


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Verb1.work at - to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something; "the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
belabor, belabour - to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious"
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If I break you in, I'll be doing plenty of your work at first.
When to ten hours of actual work at a machine is added the noon hour; the walking to work and walking home from work; the getting up in the morning, dressing, and eating; the eating at night, undressing, and going to bed, there remains no more than the nine hours out of the twenty-four required by a healthy youngster for sleep.
Washington Whose patience, fidelity, and hard work have gone far to make the work at Tuskegee successful.
It was most interesting to me to observe that wherever several bees had begun to excavate these basins near together, they had begun their work at such a distance from each other, that by the time the basins had acquired the above stated width (i.e.
"Most employers will allow a person to work at home at least one day a week--especially if the person has already demonstrated themselves as a valued employee," said Steve Nissen, director of Operation lob Match at the Society's National Capital Chapter.
Much of Megill's language and structure come from his academic training in philosophy, and while abstract reasoning is a satisfactory means of setting a background or tone for the real work at hand, the book never quite gets to the practical application of knowledge management.
Recently I went to see Noguchi's work at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, and it was striking to see how different his work is from the rest of the modernist sculptures there.
Tens of thousands of people with HIV want to return to work at least part time but are afraid of losing medical benefits, or losing disability income and then being unable to work in the future.
* students who did not work at all were 1.5 times more likely to drop out than moderate workers.
Meldrum holds that "a monolithic transition from household work to factory work at some point in the late 18th or early 19th century" is a widely-held but flawed notion.
Before showing up to work at 9 a.m., she must get her four children to day care and school.
For example, if an employee expects to work at a temporary site on a project for only six months, it is irrelevant that the project is expected to last for more than one year.