line of work

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line of work the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money "he's not in my line of business"
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Quotations

  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph%20Conrad
    “Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon%20B.%20Johnson
    “If you're I politics and you can't tell when you walk into a room who's for you and who's against you, then you're in the wrong line of work.”
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl%20Kraus
    “This is something that I cannot get over -- that a whole line could be written by half a man, that a work could be built on the quicksand of a character.”

Usage

In literature:

It'll work up all right along the line of your suggestion.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
No matter what the weather, if a rowboat could work a line Gower was one of them.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
While working in the lines he was seriously wounded by a piece of shrapnel.
"Over the Top With the Third Australian Division" by G. P. Cuttriss
These are frequently worked between two lines of Brussels or Venetian edging to connect them.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
His mind, however, worked rapidly and almost fiercely, while his eyes searched the minute lines of the work he was examining.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
The college student, if she does not take up a definite line of work, is apt, for a time at least, to be unquiet.
"Americans and Others" by Agnes Repplier
It is hard work to knit again a shattered line under the unremittent assault of hardened veterans, such as Nelson's Mediterranean ships.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Perhaps the lines and colours of a work of art convey to us something that the artist felt.
"Art" by Clive Bell
A girl needs, chiefly, specific training in some one line of work.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
Quite as interesting as any phase of the work have been the new lines entered upon by our committee.
"Random Reminiscences of Men and Events" by John D. Rockefeller
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In poetry:

You'll find my money safely hid
Under the lining of the lid
Of my work-basket. It is hers,
And God will bless her ministers!"
"Mr. What's-His-Name" by James Whitcomb Riley
Oh, awful Power whose works repel
The marvel of the earth's designs,--
I 'll hie me otherwhere to dwell,
Arcadia has trolley lines.
"L'Envoi" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I cannot spare water or wine,
Tobacco-leaf, or poppy, or rose;
From the earth-poles to the Line,
All between that works or grows,
Every thing is kin of mine.
"Mithridates" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now that the work of blood and tears is done,
Whether of stern assault, or sudden raid,
Yours is a record second yet to none--
None takes your right in line, Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope
Linked in the chain of Empire one by one,
Flushed with long leave, or tanned with many a sun,
The Exiles' Line brings out the exiles line
And ships them homeward when their work is done.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
For Duncan, who always had ways of his own,
From his very first start on the line, took pains
To walk to and back from his work when alone,
On the four-feet way, with his face to the trains.
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

I'm constantly asked about my unique line of work as an air show pilot, "Do you get dizzy".
In my line of work, I often wear a suit and heels.
The VER-T- POL , a product of Oklahoma Design Technologies, is used to support poles for trenching or excavation during utility work, such as replacing water lines and sewer lines.
A supporter of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan takes his photo as he works the rope line during a campaign event at The Villages in Lady Lake, Fla. Return to Mobile.
As the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy continue to linger on the East Coast, line crews from around the country work to fully restore power in the region.
The 32-mile section of the Albany-Eugene Transmission Line has not been worked on since its construction in 1940.
Protective Products International provides a line of products to achieve lead-safe work practices.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a study of putting a high speed rail line from Fort Collins to Pueblo, as well as another line heading into the mountains from Denver.
Kokomo — The city of Kokomo received one bid this week for work to connect two rail line s, a $751,000 offer from Mohr Construction, a division of E&B Paving, Anderson.
In his former line of work, names could hurt you, but it's the sticks, stones and bullets that do most of the real damage.
The people who make those giant cardboard sunglasses that shield car windshields from the baking summer sun are going to have to find a new line of work soon.
The entire line of John Cooper Works Minis—Countryman, hatchback, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe, and Roadster—will be equipped with a slightly revised version of the 1.6-liter powerplant found in the previous generation of JCW models.
Many of us find ourselves in lines of work we would have sworn years earlier we would never enter.
When his beloved Stephanie is killed, Pirelli decides to change his line of work.
In John Talbot's line of work, maps could be a matter of life and death.
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In science:

It is possible to recover their full formula along our line of argument, but some extra work is needed.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
This line of investigation is postponed, however, to future work.
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
The WR lifetimes of the non–rotating models from the present work are shown by the dotted line.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
The main issue of our work presented here consists in the detailed analysis of the RG flow from the pure instable line of XXZ fixed points toward the attractive infinite randomness fixed point.
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
Future work will determine if the rigidity of their locations on straight line axes can be relaxed.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
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