Definition of 'working'
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Example sentences containing 'working'
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Taking charge of your future begins when you map out detailed plans for your working life. The Sun (2017)We are just all working towards making something. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has just joined a team where the average working day is 8.30am to midnight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The average person has 11 employers during their working life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's been a constant juggle in my working life. The Sun (2016)Friendships play a key role, as interesting new faces give you fresh ideas for your working life. The Sun (2017)As for the idea that people will stop working when income tax gets too high, that hasn’t been born out in research either. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Each incident causes an average of 2,000 minutes of delays and the drivers typically lose 29 working days due to trauma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You cannot expect to like all the people you will work with throughout your working life. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Especially enjoyable was the story of the restoration of the earliest working digital computer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The whole area was sheet metal working. The Sun (2011)We read of people who cannot take up jobs because they would lose money working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Welcome to the seasonal dislocation that is part of my working life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the macho model of extreme working will pose a big challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have surely lost millions of votes from single working people. The Sun (2008)You may ask why we should want a growing working population. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cast of characters in your working life is changing and you can benefit from this. The Sun (2008)Or a working mum juggling job and family. The Sun (2010)During their working day they can enjoy the sort of lifestyle normally accessible only to the genuinely wealthy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Public sector staff are less likely to be disciplined or dismissed for reasons of absence than those working in business. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And she warned him that all his working out had given him a shape that could not cope with certain patterns. The Sun (2007)Keeping computer systems working is essential. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What's your working process when it comes to writing songs? The Sun (2013)So, is the jury system working? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's certainly fun to feel like you contribute to something working. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was born with only half her brain working, the other half being good only for causing fits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It gets your brain working. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A man who might have been happier working for government in an earlier era, perhaps. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have been given 45 working days to put forward a plan to provide services to patients that can be sustained in the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Metal working is one of Britain's boom industries. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The tax officials' union is now suing him, and he is no longer working for the government. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was the first in Britain to undertake this operation, which involved working through the bone of the ear to reach the brain tumour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'working'
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Translations for 'working'
British English: working ADJECTIVE
Working people have jobs which they are paid to do.
Like working women anywhere, they are buying convenience foods.
Definition of working from the Collins English Dictionary
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