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Definitions of works

  1. everything available; usually preceded by ` the'; " we saw the whole shebang"; " a hotdog with the works"; " we took on the whole caboodle"; " for $ 10 you get the full treatment"
  2. the internal mechanism of a device
  3. In mil., a general name for walls, parapets, trenches, & c., thrown up for attack or defence; structures in engineering, as docks, bridges, & c.; the buildings and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; the different parts of a piece of mechanism; in theol., moral duties without faith.
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Usage examples for works

  1. He works like a horse!" – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Faith, by Civitale, 1484, one of his best works. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  3. The last works of these kinds are often the worst. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  4. God had to work and Christ had to work, and now the Holy Spirit works, and His secret working place, the place where all work must begin, is in the heart where He comes to teach a man how to pray. – The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
  5. And I told them how I loved them and all their works. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  6. The best works of great men all come from the time when they had to write either for nothing or for very little pay. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  7. Hereafter, I am resolved not to offer liquor to any man who works for me. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. And give her the works. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  9. And are not works of art, for the most part, more or less works of money also? – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  10. He was waiting for a young woman who works for you- a Miss Frazer, I understand. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  11. Meeting a woman in this dark corner seemed to be giving the fellow ideas, and so Gervaise drew back saying: " But yet it's here that Monsieur Goujet works, isn't it?" – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. The number of valuable works concerned more or less directly with a study of the Constitution is very great. – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  13. It works out right in the end." – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  14. Yet in many ways it works to a like end. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  15. This was, however, one of the works that Ivan never heard. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  16. " That works both ways," her father growled. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  17. The history of these works, the greatest of their kind in France, is interesting. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  18. He not only did these works, but he showed how he did them. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  19. They go on, and take risk and trouble on themselves in working through bad times, rather than close their works. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
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