The job is often a sinecure offered to widely admired figures.
But a sinecure place of five hundred a year had been created for him in the department of the Excise.
He had seen enough to realize that pulling a trawl was no sinecure.
In fact, the Pope offered him some bishopric, knowing that he wanted only some benefice that should be a sinecure.
And for the next quarter of an hour the place of the poor repeater was no sinecure.
The 'matter of corruption,' as Bentham called it, was provided by the privilege and the sinecure.
As to his sinecure, he said, 'Perhaps he might not keep it long.'
Tomline's decision, that Pitt could never accept a sinecure from Addington, is indisputable.
Sure I know what a sinecure is: it's a place where there's nothing to do, and they pay you by the piece.
This was almost a sinecure, and the Beau took care to keep it so.