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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who works only for wages.

Usage examples (36)
  • When the work became too tedious, I felt like a hireling because I really did need the paycheck.
  • But those are hirelings that love the wages more than the work, and set their hearts upon that, as the hireling is said to do, Deut. xxiv.
  • Armenian (Timothy); Joseph (Epaphroditus); Zachary, who was rejected by many and called a hireling; Baanes; Sergius (Tychicus).
  • "What is meant by a 'hireling'?" was asked of a class in a day-school. for more
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