• (adj): Gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action.
    Example: "A well-earned reputation for honesty"; "earned income"; "an earned run in baseball"

Some articles on earned:

Neil Nitin Mukesh
... in Sriram Raghavan's 2007 critically acclaimed thriller Johnny Gaddaar, which earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award nomination ... He subsequently earned critical praise for his performance in New York (2009) and Jail (2009) the former earned him a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination ...
1993–94 Seattle Super Sonics Season - Awards and Records - Awards
... Shawn Kemp earned an All-NBA Second Team selection ... Gary Payton earned All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive First Team selections ... Nate McMillan earned an All-Defensive Second Team selection and finished the season as leader in total steals and steals per game ...
Karen Hancock
... She was born in Pasadena, California, and earned bachelor's degrees in Biology and Wildlife Biology from the University of Arizona ... In 2003, her novel The Arena earned a Christy Award in the Allegory category ... Hancock's next three novels earned Christy Awards in the Allegory/Visionary category ...
Jess Stayrook
... Stayrook earned his first PBA national title in Seattle in 1989 and, after just two years of full-time tour competition, he established himself as a star with more than $100,000 in season earnings ... His last victory came in 1996 and, to date, he has earned nearly $800,000 in his career ... who hails from San Diego, California, is an ex-carpenter, and earned the nickname "The Rock" because of his sturdy build and solid position at the foul-line ...
Salvador Brau - Early Years
1861 and attended the University of Barcelona where he earned a degree in Letters ... Eventually, Brau earned his Doctorate in Letters ... Brau was not a historian in the sense that he earned a degree in that field ...

Famous quotes containing the word earned:

    People who give us their full confidence believe that they have thereby earned a right to ours. This is a fallacy; one does not acquire rights through gifts.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    No man, however benevolent, liberal, and wise, can use a large fortune so that it will do half as much good in the world as it would if it were divided into moderate sums and in the hands of workmen who had earned it by industry and frugality. The piling up of estates often does great and conspicuous good.... But no man does with accumulated wealth so much good as the same amount would do in many hands.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    ... there is something quixotic in me about money, something meek and guilty. I want it and like it. But I cannot imagine insisting on it, pressing it out of people. I always vaguely feel: why should I have money when other people have it not? It is like taking the biggest piece of cake. And I can never feel that I have earned it.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)