working girl

Definitions

  • A girl and a boy watch a woman working at bobbin lace
    A girl and a boy watch a woman working at bobbin lace
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n working girl a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    • n working girl a young woman who is employed
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Quotations

  • Helen Rowland
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    “When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.”
  • Marty Allen
    Marty Allen
    “If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.”

Usage

In literature:

An hour or two later father and mother and the girls returned and the work of setting up the stove and getting the furniture in place began.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Take plenty of gym work, girls.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
It is this custom which makes work among girls exceedingly slow and unresultful.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
There is no disgrace in womanly work; it proves what a girl is worth.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Then the girl set about her work in earnest.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Of course she suspected he was working on a case which concerned the girl although Duvall had neither affirmed nor denied it.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
I've had just enough of the work, substituting for other girls, to want to spend a lot more time at it.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
In Memphis there is a Sunshine Home for Aged Men, a Newsboys' Club House and a Lunch Room for Working Girls.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Strolling into the fields one day, idly smoking my cigar later on in the year, groups of girls and women were at work.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He looked at the work upon the table, and praised the industry and speed of Mrs. Cratchit and the girls.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
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In poetry:

Here on the porch when the work was done,
Sat with a young girl, (not like me,)
Her heart was light as the wool she spun,
And her laughter merry as it could be;
"Little Cyrus" by Alice Cary
Nannie, she is dearer far
Than all the girls I know,
For when the cook deserts her ma
And swears she'll work no more,
She puts her latest music by
And bakes an apple pie.
"Nannie Is A Bonnie Maid" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
“This girl of Mary’s, growing tall,—­
(Just turned her sixteenth year,)—­
To earn her bread and help them all,
Would work as housemaid here.”
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Young girl in thy bright youth’s blushing dawn,
Graceful and joyous as sportive fawn,
There is work for thee to do,
And higher aims than to flirt and smile,
And practise each gay, coquettish wile,
Admiring glances to woo.
"Harvests" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Oh, Grimsby is a pleasant town as any man may find,
An' Grimsby wives are thrifty wives, an' Grimsby girls are kind;
An' Grimsby lads have never yet been lads to lag behind
When there's men's work doin' on the North Sea ground.
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith
For beauty and duty are strangers forever,
Work and wonder ever apart,
And the laws of life eternally sever
The ways of the brain from the ways of the heart;
Be it flower or pearl, or the face of a girl,
Or the ways of the waters as they swirl.
"A Ballad of Too Much Beauty" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

While driving home from work Tuesday afternoon, he saw a young girl walking along Tacoma Mall Boulevard all by herself.
BOSTON — Between school work and friends, a 16-year-old girl from Marblehead is taking the folk scene by storm.
No surprise from this working-class Catholic girl.
Spice Girls documentary, musical in the works: Worst '90s pop group .
A nine-week-old Indian baby girl, whose rickshaw- puller father was forced to take her to work when her mother died, has been discharged from hospital.
Now that you've seen the work of Oprah in Africa, inspire the children in your life to talk about education and the girls at Oprah's Leadership Academy.
Malala Yousufzai, 14, is renowned for her work promoting education for girls in a region once overrun by the Pakistani Taliban.
For years Robin Tilly was quite happy with her work with various nonprofit organizations in Tulsa, working as a marketing director and event planner for groups such as the YWCA and the Tulsa Girls Arts School.
While nothing has been decided…Hillary says she'd like to work her grandmother's name, Rose in there if it's a girl.
I'm sure the girls you work with are allll over it.
What could be one of the youngest Knoxville Girls Basketball squads are currently working out and preparing for the 2012/2013 season.
"I hope it gives younger girls inspiration to work hard and dream big.".
A High School Teacher Wanted to Get Out of Work So He Lied About Killing a Small Girl in a Car Accident.
Two men pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they had prostituted a teenage girl they advertised on Backpage.com and raped a woman who refused to work for them.
Ringo Starr Voicing "Powerpuff Girls" Character, Starting Work on New CD.
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In science:

Mukherjee, Principal of Bijoy Krishna Girls College and my departmental colleagues of this college for their constant co-operations and encouragements to complete this work. I thank all my friends, seniors, juniors as well as the members of Stat-Math Unit for providing such a wonderful atmosphere to work on.
Contributions to Random Energy Models
The photographs had to ”scanned”, work that was tedious and time-consuming for the girl technicians.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Ravinder Khanna is currently working as Principal in Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, Mohali, Punjab (India).
Reproduction of Images by Gamut Mapping and Creation of New Test Charts in Prepress Process
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