Usage examples for earn

  1. " I know; we must earn it somehow," he said. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  2. " I don't s'pose it's any of my business," the latter said, when Teddy concluded the story; " but I wouldn't be afraid to bet all I shall earn this week that you'll have trouble with that feller before the scrape is over. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  3. That was just what I was going to hand you- you get four hundred a week for this show, but you'll have to go in and earn it. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  4. I name that figure because it's my experience that I never could earn more; but the experience of other men may be different, and if they tell me they can earn ten, or twenty, or fifty thousand a year, I'm not prepared to say they can't do it. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  5. I will earn our living now." – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  6. One can't do absolutely nothing, and I don't quite see why I shouldn't earn a few honest dollars where I can. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. " I want Mickey to earn a whole lot of money," declared Sister that night as they were getting ready for bed. – Brother and Sister by Josephine Lawrence
  8. You've got to earn your own living, and your son's." – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  9. His family was poor, and he was forced at an early date to earn his own living, which he did by teaching school. – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs
  10. The plain truth is, I have a very little money in my pocket, no particular experience of life, and my bread to earn – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  11. He says I could earn three dollars a week now! – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  12. Aye, you’ ll learn what it is to earn your bread in the sweat of your brow. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  13. Nothing is so sweet as what we earn for ourselves, woman dear. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  14. He's always a- saying: " Once begin that, an' it's all up; you never earn no more of your own." – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. I'll talk it over with Drayton; he'll no doubt be useful, and there's no reason why he shouldn't earn his share. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  16. Do you want to earn a little money? – The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories by Mary De Morgan
  17. After all, she helped to earn it! – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  18. This girl was going out to earn her living, and he would stay to make it possible. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. A kindly name is something which A man must earn before he's rich. – The Path to Home by Edgar A. Guest
  20. Dall was saying that she thought in two years of hard work we might- that is, my father and myself- earn enough to enable us to live in the south of France. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble