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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Money received from the state; A share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given.

Usage examples (34)
  • And remember, that not long ago, she was on what they call the dole, which is ...
  • To be on the dole is a horrible experience; therefore it is no worse to be in the torture-chambers of the Gestapo.
  • As on the U.A.B., a quarter of a married man’s dole is regarded as rent.
  • First, I do not believe everyone who is on the dole is a free loader. for more
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  • He felt "dull" (not clear; stupid) and surprisingly "dol" (a measure of the degree of pain) about being on the "dole" (unemployment compensation), and thus not having enough money to buy the "doll" (a toy figure resembling a person) for his daughter.
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