- an·ti·la·bour, adjective
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How to use labour in a sentence
Countries with 10 per cent of women in the labour force are nearly thirty times more likely to experience internal conflict than countries with 40 per cent.How the 'Authority Gap' Between Men and Women Hurts Us All | Mary Ann Sieghart | April 1, 2022 | Time
Unless gender discrimination in the labour market is addressed systematically, choosing to have three children will have a detrimental effect on women’s employment trajectory.China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed By Working Women | LGBTQ-Editor | June 7, 2021 | No Straight News
The Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs in Germany is studying “individual learning accounts” modeled on Singapore’s approach.
But, labour markets were not ready for this six-million surge in labour.The Modi government needs to fix India’s job crisis to fix the economy | Prathamesh Mulye | January 20, 2021 | Quartz
Governments and business need to work together, investing in reskilling and upskilling programmes to provide students and workers with the tools they need for rapidly shifting labour markets.After the COVID-19 Pandemic We Need to Build More Resilient Countries | Saadia Zahidi | January 19, 2021 | Time
They were finally accepted by a labour Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, in 1967.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A senior labour Party MP scoffed at what he suggested was faulty logic.
The middle classes,” Satyarthi once told the BBC, want “cheap, docile labour.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic | Dilip D’Souza | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You take away Scotland, you take a major base of labour strength.
So a Scottish secession need not prevent labour from winning in a reduced UK.
Great was the surprise of Alf at the honour and labour thus thrust upon him, but he did not shrink from it.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Michael Allcroft returned to his duties, tuned for labour, full of courage, and the spirit of enterprise and action.
Here again we have the landscape of Lorraine and the eternal and infinitely varied theme of rural labour.Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
This would reduce the available time for direct manual labour at his disposal.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
Before she was in labour, she brought forth; before her time came to be delivered, she brought forth a man child.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for labour
productive work, esp physical toil done for wages
the people, class, or workers involved in this, esp in contrast to management, capital, etc
(as modifier): a labour dispute; labour relations
difficult or arduous work or effort
(in combination): labour-saving
a particular job or task, esp of a difficult nature
the process or effort of childbirth or the time during which this takes place
(as modifier): labour pains
labour of love something done for pleasure rather than gain
(intr) to perform labour; work
(intr; foll by for, etc) to strive or work hard (for something)
(intr usually foll by under) to be burdened (by) or be at a disadvantage (because of): to labour under a misapprehension
(intr) to make one's way with difficulty
(tr) to deal with or treat too persistently: to labour a point
(intr) (of a woman) to be in labour
(intr) (of a ship) to pitch and toss
- labouringly or US laboringly, adverb
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