working man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n working man an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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  • Alexander Pope
    “An honest man's the noblest work of God.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art.”
  • Nashua Cavalier
    Nashua Cavalier
    “Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.”
  • Orville Dewey
    Orville Dewey
    “Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working.”
  • Bible
    “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.”


In literature:

The labor may not be voluntary, it may not be hard, but man has his work to do.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Australia is governed by the working man.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
But though he complained a great deal he stuck to his work manfully.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
A man who habitually takes work to his home to finish and counts upon these extra hours, will soon find the value of his work decreases.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
It became a man, he said to himself, to do a man's work in spite of any sorrow.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
The business man never works alone.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
The work is done, the man is dead; and that his death was hastened by the work no one can doubt.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Some one was kneeling beside the elderly man, working swiftly by the narrow light of an electric pocket lamp.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
It required much strength to manipulate the ink-balls properly, and thus it was a man's work.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Nobody now talks about the trampled working man, nor goes trumpeting abroad the dignity of labour.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann

In poetry:

And we may have plenty of children,
And for them I will work like a man.
And I hope Nora and I will live happy,
And do the best we can.
"The Irish Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
Happy the man that finds the grace,
The blessing of God's chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.
"Hymn XIV: Happy the Man That Finds the Grace" by Charles Wesley
Though God, for all his creatures here,
With a most lib'ral hand provides;
Yet is the soul of man more dear
To Him, than all His works besides.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
Then the farmer spake him never a word,
But beat with his fist full sore
That aged man who had worked for Grant
Some three years before the war.
"The Aged Stranger" by Francis Bret Harte
But through God's work, who guides man's life,
The world's second Moses came;
And through the sea of civil strife,
Brought freedom instead of shame.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Vain man! already half thy years are past:
Life's little morning gone, the noon comes on;
It comes; the evening hastens on us fast,
But oh how little of thy work is done!
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves

In news:

TONY PENROSE, the only child of Lee Miller, has worked 35 years to organize and publish her photoraphs, including her collection of Man Ray prints and paintings by other artists from the 1920s-30s.
She was a freelance art director, at a party for work, when a man approached her, wanting to introduce her to a friend of his.
There are few who know the philosophy of new Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder better than the man who has worked with him at four colleges.
Authorities say the man was working on "an old corn picker " when it fell on him, pinning him underneath it.
There is a man at work I'm very attracted to.
Instead, he's working as a repo man.
Signal International announced that on November 16th, 2011, its Texas Operations in Orange, Texas achieved one full year, working 451,116 man-hours, without the occurrence of an OSHA recordable incident.
Furman is the man most responsible for bringing Edison's Electrical Works to Schenectady in 1886.
A man was shot Wednesday morning while working on the roof of a West Side department store.
A South Florida man spends tens of thousands of dollars for yard work that never gets done.
Investigators on Friday were working to determine what started a fire that killed a 69-year-old man and his 19-year-old grandson at their Kent home.
Baldwin City man working to restore Victorian house to former stately condition.
Bike ABQ, a group that works for the rights of bicyclists, reported that a man was thrown off his bicycle on Thursday on a path along Interstate 40 at Juan Tabo Boulevard NE.
A man who worked for a contractor hired by the state Republican Party has been charged with 13 felony and misdemeanor counts after sheriff's deputies in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley say he tossed voter registration forms into a dump bin.
Many of you in Kalamazoo County are already familiar with the man who has worked tirelessly for this county and community.

In science:

Curiously enough, however, he also wrote a book on “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” . “His goal in writing the work was to explain the source of mankind’s ability to form moral judgements, in spite of man’s natural inclinations towards self-interest.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
ZB and MAN would like to thank the Nordita at Stockholm, where a part of this work has been completed, for the hospitality.
Multiplication law and S transform for non-hermitian random matrices
Manning was visiting the Caltech mathematics department while part of this work was done, and thanks Caltech for their hospitality.
Non-faithful representations of surface groups into SL(2,C) which kill no simple closed curve
While I was busy at work together with my old friend, none of us thought of that tricky suffering, now this noble man is deceased.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
The method used was different from previous work on this field and the main idea was to randomize the sparsi fication theorem of Batson-Spiel man-Srivastava .
Estimating the covariance of random matrices