What is earn?

  • (verb): Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.
    Synonyms: garner
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Famous quotes containing the word earn:

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

    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    For women the wage gap sets up an infuriating Catch-22 situation. They do the housework because they earn less, and they earn less because they do the housework.
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    The Landlord is a gentleman ... who does not earn his wealth. He has a host of agents and clerks that receive for him. He does not even take the trouble to spend his wealth. He has a host of people around him to do the actual spending. He never sees it until he comes to enjoy it. His sole function, his chief pride, is the stately consumption of wealth produced by others.
    David Lloyd George (1863–1945)