• "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
    "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Earnful Full of anxiety or yearning.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'" "'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'"

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Glenn Miller was the first performer to earn a gold record. He got it for the Chattanooga Choo Choo on February 10, 1942.
    • earnful Full of anxiety; causing anxiety or yearning.
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  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    “The highest qualities of character must be earned.”
  • John Updike
    “If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Unwilling service earns no thanks.”
  • Donald Trump
    “I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.”


A penny saved is a penny earned - Saving money is just as important as earning money- we shouldn't spend it foolishly.
Earn a living - To make money. Example: We need to get a good job to earn a decent living.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Earn to yearn


In literature:

Who would not exchange rights of petition for ability to earn a living?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
By doing odd jobs for a neighbour, he earned enough money to pay the shoemaker.
"The Story of Garfield" by William G. Rutherford
A poor Irish lad, so pitted by smallpox that boys made sport of him, earned his living by writing little ballads for street musicians.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
The question is, how rapidly can he earn, and how soon can his earnings be collected?
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
This addition to my earnings will give me the means of increasing their comforts.
"Fame and Fortune" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
He couldn't keep money an' he couldn't earn it.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
The man who learns a trade and does not strive to increase his earnings is not a gambler.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
I mean he shall earn his board, at any rate.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Second, if possible, to find a means of earning a little money.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
But when the thousand is gone I'll earn more if I want to spend more.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers

In poetry:

For both alike are brethren true,
Each in his station doing right,--
Beheld in superhuman light
God's servants, earning wages due.
"True Nobility" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And though my tyrant days are o'er
I earn my tyrant's fate the more
If now secure within my walls
I fiddle while my country falls.
"Postscriptum : September 1913" by Thomas MacDonagh
That we, who have so well known how
To fight against each other,
Shall not exactly scorn earn now,
When brother stands with brother.
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Of similarities there's lots
Twixt tiny tots and Hottentots.
I've earned repose to heal the ravages
Of these angelic-looking savages.
"Children's Party" by Ogden Nash
God's my reward exceeding great,
No lesser heav'n than this I wait:
But where's the earning work so broad,
To set me up an heir of God?
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
But whan now that nightly meetings
Sat and drank frae sax till twa;
Whan she fand that hard-earn'd gettings
Now on drink ware thrown awa;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

David Balmer , a co-chair of the Joint Committee on Redistricting, formally apologized Monday morning to the full House for behavior last week that earned him a ban from the Senate for the duration of the session.
The consistent excellence of the menu of Burgundian-tinged classics has earned this unassuming chef unanimous kudos, but here we're focusing on his great lunch deal.
New Skin, $4, is a liquid bandage that has now earned a permanent place by my bench.
Greg Barker's documentary about three children competing to memorize sections of Islam's holy book also earned the Rockie for best kids and animation program.
Ten Brits With Banging Bikini Bods Pippa Middleton: Princess Kate's younger sister didn't earn the nickname "Her Royal Hotness" for nothing.
Bank Credit Risk Rises on HSBC Earnings as Barclays Plans Bond.
The US Bank+ Visa Signature Card allows customers to select the type of merchandisers that they earn the most cash back from.
Bank is giving customers the power to earn more cash back from their credit card payments by introducing the US Bank+ Visa Signature Card.
Northwest Bancshares Earns Forbes Magazine Honor.
Renan Barao heads into a fight at UFC 143 that could earn him a future shot at bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, and Brad Pickett admits the Brazilian could be the man to take the gold.
Learn More Earn More Kleen-Rite Car Wash Training Expo.
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — LSU and Baton Rouge Community College are working together to make sure more students earn degrees.
CC Sabathia's first day of earning his Yankees riches ended with 4 1/3 inning drubbing against the Orioles.
Although she never earned a college degree, Kate Gleason earned the highest respect from her peers in the engineering and business communities.
Shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals rose 71 cents Tuesday to close at $17.93, one day after the company reported preliminary quarterly earnings and said it plans to restate earnings for last year.

In science:

Persons who have become (partially) unemployed are eligible for benefits. A beneficiary receives about 70% of the last earned wages, and the duration of the benefits depend on the length of the persons’ employment history.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
Thus, domain-speci fic l earning objectives satisfy the same principles of cognitive complexity.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Appendix). C. BSc studies of HCRs Examination of the country where the HCRs in mathematics earned their first degree reveals further interesting facts (Table 4).
Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education and Affiliation
Estimating the effect of training programs on earnings.
Rejoinder: Matched Pairs and the Future of Cluster-Randomized Experiments
Me bets no money prior to the last L(e) positions of In , and – for each j ≤ e, Mj earns no profit over In .
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?