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Origin of sinecure
OTHER WORDS FROM sinecuresi·ne·cure·ship, nounsi·ne·cur·ism, nounsi·ne·cur·ist, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sinecurecynosure, sinecure
Words nearby sinecure
Example sentences from the Web for sinecure
The job is often a sinecure offered to widely admired figures.
By the time of the Reform Bill, a sinecure had become an anachronism.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
The business of the worthy padres among them must be a perfect sinecure.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
But the man who accepts the position of Indian Agent and conscientiously attends to its duties has no sinecure on his hands.The Life of Kit Carson|Edward S. Ellis
Tom, however, took his knocks with a good grace, and reaped all the advantage possible out of his dangerous sinecure.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
The dean is the presiding officer in chapel: his business is to pull up the absentees—no sinecure, it is said.