What is earn?

  • (verb): Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.
    Synonyms: garner
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    People often become scholars for the same reason they become soldiers: simply because they are unfit for any other station. Their right hand has to earn them a livelihood; one might say they lie down like bears in winter and seek sustenance from their paws.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    I grew up confidently expecting to have a profession and earn my own living, and also confidently expecting to be married and have children. It was fifty-fifty with me. I was just as passionately determined to have children as I was to have a career. And my mother was the triumphant answer to all doubts as to the success of this double role. From my earliest memory she had more than half supported the family and yet she was supremely a mother.
    Crystal Eastman (1881–1928)

    “Only the wasteful virtues earn the sun....”

    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)