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  • n. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money


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  • Her value in this line of work is difficult to imagine; against a submerged U-boat, she could do nothing; had she been asked to confront Derfflinger or any other German battle cruiser sent into the North Atlantic, her lot would have been martyrdom.

    Castles of Steel

  • “Dr. Terence Gusman’s new line of work is in administration … what he does is he chairs the medical evaluation review board at MedExcel.”

    Critical Conditions

  • A few days before his death he came to Governor's Island for the purpose of ascertaining in what line of work he could be most useful in building up sound public opinion in favor of such preparedness as would give us a real peace-insurance.

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis

  • Maybe because of your line of work you know this man, Mr. Lemand said.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Sister Doctor put her sleeve to her nose; in her line of work she knew the smell of putrescence all too well.

    Son of a Witch


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