EMPLOYMENT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of employment
Definition:
n. act of employing or using; work in which one is engaged; occupation
Example:
The current rise in employment can therefore be at least partially attributed to the Bush tax cuts of several years ago.
Sentence in Classic:
James Lennon, driver of the engine, stated that he had been in the employment of the railway company for fifteen years.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
With the small competence he possessed, eked out by such employment as he could pick up, he travelled from town to town through the United States in quest of his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She sits in her own little office, and the ladies who are seeking employment wait in an anteroom, and are then shown in one by one, when she consults her ledgers and sees whether she has anything which would suit them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
As to ourselves, we all know the speed produced by the employment of steam; we have experienced it either on railroads, or in boats when crossing the sea; but such a flight is like the travelling of a sloth in comparison with the velocity with which light moves.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He received Bolkonski stiffly and coldly and told him in his foreign accent that he would mention him to the Emperor for a decision as to his employment, but asked him meanwhile to remain on his staff.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had just been deprived of a small employment, on which he subsisted; and he was persecuted by the preachers of Surinam, who took him for a Socinian.
Candide By Voltaire Context
The local influence of my family was quite unavailing to obtain any employment in that department, for a man of Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
A better proof of the severity of my bondage to that taskmaster could scarcely be afforded, than the degrading shifts to which I was constantly driven to find him employment.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
When the attendants rushed in, and we turned our attention to him, his employment positively sickened me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
In a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house, and separated from all the other apartments by a gallery and staircase, I kept my workshop of filthy creation; my eyeballs were starting from their sockets in attending to the details of my employment.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
His employment, from his first coming into the academy, was an operation to reduce human excrement to its original food, by separating the several parts, removing the tincture which it receives from the gall, making the odour exhale, and scumming off the saliva.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context