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earnings

[ur-ningz] /ˈɜr nɪŋz/
noun
1.
money earned; wages; profits.
Origin of earnings
1050
before 1050; Middle English erning, Old English earning, earnung merit, pay. See earn1, -ing1, -s3
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  • The house she took was capable of accommodating several families, and she considered it a safe investment for her "earnings."

    Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston
  • The gross earnings have largely increased during the years 1891 and 1892.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • Through a special inquiry it was found that in only 363 cases out of this total were the earnings of the children really needed.

    Child Labor in City Streets Edward Nicholas Clopper
  • He now also fell upon the children's earnings with greater avidity than ever.

  • She proposed that her son should join with her in her labours, and that she should receive his earnings.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
British Dictionary definitions for earnings

earnings

/ˈɜːnɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
money or other payment earned
2.
the profits of an enterprise
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Word Origin and History for earnings
n.

amount of money one makes (from labor or investment), 1732, from plural of verbal noun earning (Old English earnung "fact of deserving; what one deserves;" see earn).

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