Definitions of earned

  1. merited through behavior; " a well- earned rest"
  2. of Earn

Usage examples for earned

  1. I had to go where money could be earned. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  2. It has to be earned. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  3. Must I examined be, to show what rank I've earned? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. I earned five- and- twenty shillings a week, and I'd made up my mind that we must save out of it. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  5. Thou hast earned it. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  6. " And remember, both of you," went on the captain, when he had placed the second cross on Sanson's coat, " that it isn't the medal that counts, but the deed which has earned it." – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  7. I earned it for you. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. I think I have earned mine to- night! – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  9. I earned no money except what we made on patches. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  10. He earned it, and it's his. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  11. You had earned a rest. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  12. That was more money than he had ever earned, thought Sarah. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  13. Marcel had that in his mind which he was determined to do before their well- earned rest beside the camp- fire was taken. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. It seemed to me that a name once earned carried with it too much favour. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  15. It's hard- earned money, Miss Granger, when all's said and done. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  16. The stick had earned their complete respect. – Tales by Polish Authors by Various
  17. You've all earned your breakfast now, and you shall have it. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  18. I earned it and I shall eat it. – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  19. His future was his own, and he had earned the right to that. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  20. His master was well pleased, and told all his neighbors how happy his Tom was to get back again, and gave all the money he had earned since he had been gone. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland