labor

IPA: ɫˈeɪbɝ

Root Word: Labor

noun

  • (Australian politics, informal) The Australian Labor Party.
  • A surname from French.
  • (chiefly US) Alternative spelling of labour [Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.]
  • (UK politics, American spelling, Australian spelling) Misspelling of Labour. (UK political party)

verb

  • US standard spelling of labour. [(intransitive) To toil, to work.]

Examples of "labor" in Sentences

  • The labor was exhausting.
  • He labored to finish the task.
  • Gardeners labored to build the soil.
  • Our spoiled kids whine and snivel about manual labor.
  • Deep in penury, Silenus had to work as a common laborer.
  • Slave laborers are working to gather the phosphorescent tears.
  • To repay the loan, Jiro decides to go to Hokkaido to work as a laborer.
  • In economics, the people in the labor force are the suppliers of labor.
  • Many of the immigrants worked as laborers on the transcontinental railroad.
  • Armstrong strove to instill in these disciples the moral value of manual labor.
  • Since you have laid claim to the _right to profit_, I claim the _right to labor_, or to the instruments of labor.
  • Barbarians in old times, who knew nothing noble nor grand but war, despised labor, and left it to their slaves; so much so, that the name _servile labor_, _i. e._ the labor of slaves, has stuck to it in some places.
  • Such labor and diligence also is required in them that rule, whilst they are charged to rule _with diligence_, Rom.xii. 8, which is as much as _with labor_: yea, the common charity of Christians hath its labor; and this very word
  • The second aspect of this problem is that, as a worker, you don't sell the results of your labor, you sell your _labor power_ (workers, or would-be workers, are people who don't have anything to sell than their labor power-most people haven't).
  • You charge upon abolitionists "_the purpose to create a pinching competition between black labor and white labor;" and add, that "on the supposition of abolition the black class, migrating into the free states, would enter into competition with the white class, diminishing the wages of their labor_."
  • The agriculture of these regions, as before observed, is a sort of commerce; and it is a species of employment in which labor seems to form an inconsiderable ingredient in the productive causes, since the portion of white labor is exceedingly small, and slave labor is rather more like profit on stock or capital than _labor_ properly so called.
  • Countries, therefore, which do not enjoy these advantages, must gain by commerce with those which do; because the exchanges of commerce are between _labor and labor_, subtraction being made of all the natural advantages which are combined with these labors; and it is evidently the most favored countries which can incorporate into a given labor the largest proportion of these
  • It is to be noted, that the apostle saith not, "Let the presbyters that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially because they labor in the word -- for then he should have pointed at the distinct offices of ministers;" but he saith, _especially they that labor_, which clearly carries the sense to the distinction of elders themselves, who have distinct employments.
  • A scientific and technological revolution, which continues at an accelerating pace, has already largely accomplished the substitution of knowledge for physical labor as the principal force of production, and we live in the conditions which Marx, over a century ago, saw as the final outcome of capitalist production: 'The process of production has ceased to be a process of labor….
  • Countries therefore which do not enjoy these advantages, must gain by commerce with those which do; because the exchanges of commerce are between _labor and labor_; subtraction being made of all the natural advantages which are combined with these labors; and it is evidently the most favored countries which can incorporate into a given labor the largest proportion of these _natural advantages_.

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