It did work this morning.
After Alex goes to work and Jonathan goes to school, Destiny and I do the chores.
Every day there is much work to be done.
It will be so much fun to work on it with Jonathan and Destiny.
How do these features work so well?
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
With his return to work, things at the house shifted to a faster pace.
Yeah, but will it work up there?
I like to work accurately.
Good work in language presupposes and depends on a real knowledge of things.
I'm sorry things didn't work out for you.
"This is slow work, Robert," said the older of the boys as they were poling up the river to a new fishing place.
I can pick you up at the hospital after work and we can spend the night up there.
You do all the work we do, and then cook.
The place was quiet and secluded, and Sarah would be a sweet person to work for.
You just have to work at it a little at a time.
Kids think their parents should work two jobs to pay for their college education.
The poor child was so tired after his night's work that he could not keep awake.
As for work, we haven't any of any consequence.
I received another paper and a table of signs by return mail, and I set to work to learn the notation.
If they've retired it's because there's work for them to do farther back.
Well, life doesn't work that way.
All this work is for nothing.
And when she's surrounded with his work, she still doesn't recognize him.
Ozma has it; for its powers won't work in a common, ordinary country like the United States.
The only time she had to prepare herself for the work with her pupil was from August, 1886, when Captain Keller wrote, to February, 1887.
They work at jobs they do not like, doing work a machine should be doing.
He said it would work for a girl or a boy.
I have much to work with!
With Alex back at work and Jonathan at school, her attention turned to the nursery.
I'm not against a woman having a job, as long as she sticks to work meant for women.
The dust storm might work in their favor, but it would only increase their discomfort.
Wise nations then work on making a stable and valuable money supply.
She began to work delightedly and finished the card in a few minutes, and did it very neatly indeed.
It won't work, you know.
Then, make them all soak their fingers in ice water so they are numb and work even slower, creating another thirty jobs for cold-fingered, blindfolded cotton seed removers.
Is there anything wrong with you collecting this dividend check for which you did no work at all?
Throughout the meal she led the subject a weaving path around the animals, the weather, and work on the nursery.
She delved into her work, wishing that Brandon could be there.
With a grant from the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis, he went to work on a polio vaccine.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
It'll never work out.
Why do we have to work for a living?
Let that sink in: By dividing work up among people so they could specialize, we went from bows and arrows to Apollo moon missions.
A record of all human activity, with anonymity safeguards in place, will allow us all to become part of the solution by putting our minds to work on the problems of the world.
The number of people who feel challenged by their work is depressingly low.
And the principle at work in this technology could lead to a cure for other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The next morning when he stood by the door before leaving for work, she looked him over while he examined a document.
We are about to enter a world where robots do more and more of our work for us.
The tedium of that work is hard to conceive.
As the slaves stood before him he asked each one to tell what kind of work he could do.
She said I had already shown the world that I could do the college work, by passing all my examinations successfully, in spite of many obstacles.
I think I'll work in the garden for a while, after I get my chores done.
If you are able to consume more energy, you can do more work and therefore create more.
If you are a farmer and work alone, you can only plant as much land as you can personally plow. You can do just a couple of thousand calories of work a day, consuming only the energy produced by the food you ate.
If workers are in unsafe work environments, they are bearing a risk that has a measurable negative cost.
If we obtained this ten-thousand-fold increase simply by allowing specialization and dividing work up among people, then what astronomical gains will we achieve by outsourcing that work to robots capable of working with unimaginable precision at unimaginable speed?
We have to work at jobs to create wealth because as we live our lives, we consume wealth.
The people in Alaska who get the checks don't work for them.
Their work is literally dehumanizing.
It is impossible not to think of all this when I return to the country after a year of work in town.
The day before they were scheduled to leave, Alex came home from work and asked to see the tickets.
The only thing she does which requires skill with the hands is her work on the typewriter.
For Dr. Howe is the great pioneer on whose work that of Miss Sullivan and other teachers of the deaf-blind immediately depends.
At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morning's work undone.
She had admired his work as long as she could remember.
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
Due to genetic factors we will certainly learn about in the future, some drugs and treatments do not work on certain people.
I had used it all through my school work, and never any other system.
TO MISS MILDRED KELLER 138 Brattle Street, Cambridge, November 26, 1899. ...At last we are settled for the winter, and our work is going smoothly.
My friends think it very strange that they should hesitate so long, especially when I have not asked them to simplify my work in the least, but only to modify it so as to meet the existing circumstances.
Last July, when she had finished under great pressure of work her final chapter, she set to work to rewrite the whole story.
The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.
Don't imagine that sorrow is the work of men.
A fourth while seemingly overwhelmed with work would often come accidentally under the Emperor's eye.
He said he used to work with you.
The work on the nursery became work on Destiny's new room.
It was intended as a short kiss, but it didn't work out that way.
I work as well as I sleep, he added, with a laugh.
But he can't wiz a single thing if he hasn't the tools and machinery to work with.
Don't get me wrong: Privacy issues in the future will be thorny to work through.
You might argue that since there is now a surplus of labor in Chad's neighborhood, the price of labor is lowered and Chad will only find work paying $9.75 an hour.
Nationalization and expropriation are wealth-extraction methods that typically only work once.
All the work is done by machines already.
In this chapter, I offer forty-three developments, dynamics, and new realities I believe will work together to bring about an end to war.
Here the long, sunny days were mine, and all thoughts of work and college and the noisy city were thrust into the background.
They tell people when to go to work, and when to go home and rest.
Doubtless the work of the past few months does seem like a triumphal march to him; but then people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
So she consented to the publication of extracts from letters which she wrote during the first year of her work with her pupil.
When you're only going to work for the summer, you can't be too picky.
She has also done some good work in written arithmetic.
Every sphere of work was connected, in his eyes, with evil and deception.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
She enjoys punching holes in paper with the stiletto, and I supposed it was because she could examine the result of her work; but we watched her one day, and I was much surprised to find that she imagined she was writing a letter.
But his most wonderful work is the painting of the trees, which look, after his task is done, as if they were covered with the brightest layers of gold and rubies; and are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer.
I will tell you how King Frost first thought of this kind work, for it is a strange story.
I read one or two shallow books of travel in the intervals of my work, till that employment made me ashamed of myself, and I asked where it was then that I lived.
There is a work in several volumes in our Circulating Library entitled "Little Reading," which I thought referred to a town of that name which I had not been to.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.
The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.
Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.
He kept criticizing his own work, as he often did, and was glad when he heard someone coming.
When he had ascended the hill and reached the little village street, he saw for the first time peasant militiamen in their white shirts and with crosses on their caps, who, talking and laughing loudly, animated and perspiring, were at work on a huge knoll overgrown with grass to the right of the road.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
Carmen had always looked forward to evening when Alex returned from work, but she was doubly relieved for the evening hours now.
They moved Alex's office upstairs and began work on the nursery.
Connie packed and left that evening after work, still expressing her concern and insisting that Lisa call her if she wanted to talk.
Connie and Howard would be at work right now and wouldn't be home until 5:00 pm.
I also have an offer to work at the law office where I worked last summer.
"Where do you work?" she asked, trying not to sound overly interested.
When his fingers stopped their work, they lingered.
No sleuth work involved there.
Whether he had arranged things to work out this way or not, her resources had been cut seriously.
Maybe one of those brown sacks in the laundry room would work, and she could put the pictures in with it.
If my work slowed down, that was a loss of dollars for him.
After you spend a day at college, you go to work at a job where you can sit down the rest of the evening.
Between my studies and work, I have enough to keep my mind occupied.
If you want to wait until I get off work, I'll try to leave a little early so we won't get back so late.
There isn't enough work for two people, and Brandon loves the ranch.
"These people are poor because they have been too lazy to work," he said.
We only have people doing this work because we have not yet developed the technology to get machines to do it.
But sadly, other people don't think his work is any good.
As nice as it would be for the Japan strategy to work in the developing world, I don't think these countries can count on it.
Plus, raising plants and animals takes a long time and is a lot of work to boot.
Instead of earning money, members of the collectives earned work points (which, of course, everyone prefers to money).
But in making the case that war can and will be ended, I have my work cut out for me.
The most difficult work is in the past.
When the final work included extensive praise for the twin gods Castor and Pollux, Scopas complained.
We would then work feverishly on them for months before selling them for slightly less than we had paid.
The embossed books and other apparatus arrived, and I threw myself into the work with renewed confidence.
I had always done my work in braille or in my head.
I'm enjoying my work even more than I expected to, which is another way of saying that I'm glad I came.
On one of them I noticed that the strings were of wire, and having had some experience in bead work, I said I thought they would break.
She has nearly finished Colburn's mental arithmetic, her last work being in improper fractions.
After the first year or so of elementary work she met her pupil on equal terms, and they read and enjoyed good books together.
She was at work upon it about two weeks, writing a little each day, at her own pleasure.
He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada and his father's house a dozen years before to work in the States, and earn money to buy a farm with at last, perhaps in his native country.
I suppose so, but I thought I could work it out.
I work for Uncle Bill on his ranch, and he pays me six dollars a month and my board.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint of hard work, to keep going.
We hear of treatments that work some percent of the time or we hear phrases like, "They are not responding to treatment."
After the first year or two Dr. Howe did not teach Laura Bridgman himself, but gave her over to other teachers, who under his direction carried on the work of teaching her language.
I doubt if any teacher ever had a work of such absorbing interest.
Then the fairies thanked him for his forgiveness, and promised to work very hard to please him; and the good-natured king took them all up in his arms, and carried them safely home to his palace.
Then came the work in college--original theme writing with new ideals of composition or at least new methods of suggesting those ideals.
The style of the Bible is everywhere in Miss Keller's work, just as it is in the style of most great English writers.
It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art.
It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.
He sawed a channel in the ice toward the shore, and hauled it over and along and out on to the ice with oxen; but, before he had gone far in his work, he was surprised to find that it was wrong end upward, with the stumps of the branches pointing down, and the small end firmly fastened in the sandy bottom.
If you would avoid uncleanness, and all the sins, work earnestly, though it be at cleaning a stable.
John Farmer sat at his door one September evening, after a hard day's work, his mind still running on his labor more or less.
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
They were manifestly thieves, and I had not much respect for them; but the squirrels, though at first shy, went to work as if they were taking what was their own.
The night veils without doubt a part of this glorious creation; but day comes to reveal to us this great work, which extends from earth even into the plains of the ether.
But it is easiest, as they who work on the highways know, to find the hollows by the puddles after a shower.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
How long shall we sit in our porticoes practising idle and musty virtues, which any work would make impertinent?
Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for, in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good-day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
The servant handed him a book which Pierre took to be a devotional work, and the traveler became absorbed in it.
Prince Andrew, as one closely connected with Speranski and participating in the work of the legislative commission, could give reliable information about that sitting, concerning which various rumors were current.
Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
But either from fatigue or want of sleep he was ill-disposed for work and could get nothing done.
He tried equally to avoid thinking about his wife, and about Natasha and Prince Andrew; and again everything seemed to him insignificant in comparison with eternity; again the question: for what? presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
The count moved in his affairs as in a huge net, trying not to believe that he was entangled but becoming more and more so at every step, and feeling too feeble to break the meshes or to set to work carefully and patiently to disentangle them.
Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.
He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).
The old prince used to approve of them for their endurance at work when they came to Bald Hills to help with the harvest or to dig ponds, and ditches, but he disliked them for their boorishness.
When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people--that is, the crowd of ignoramuses--have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
Work continued on the nursery on weekends when Alex was home.
She practiced while he was at work and removed it before he came home.
Her presence was reassuring but she was driving extra miles to work every day.
She had nearly run him down, slapped his face and taken him away from his work in less than twenty-four hours.
A little memory work might be required, but anyone could count from nineteen to twenty.
A woman could do all the work but somehow the man got the credit and benefit.
The lad was so much interested in his work that he did not see the stranger.
So, let us go on with the work that is before us.
Then Selkirk set to work to make the best of things.
If the conditions weren't sterile—a word that was not even comprehended at the time—the inoculation didn't work, or worse, introduced a new disease.
And that meant, for too many of us, ditching what we loved to do and doing the work of a machine.
And we got them all, more or less, by trade and the wealth generated by our work doing some function for which we are trained.
You can install Boinc software on your computer, choose a project you want your computer to work on when you are away from it, and maybe do your bit to change the world.
Inspired by the Chinese effort, he, too, tried to increase the agricultural production of his country by emptying the cities and sending everyone to work on the farms under brutal conditions.
So long as we felt his loving presence and knew that he took a watchful interest in our work, fraught with so many difficulties, we could not be discouraged.
In the finals, no one read my work over to me, and in the preliminaries I offered subjects with some of which I was in a measure familiar before my work in the Cambridge school; for at the beginning of the year I had passed examinations in English, History, French and German, which Mr. Gilman gave me from previous Harvard papers.
Mr. Gilman sent my written work to the examiners with a certificate that I, candidate No. 233, had written the papers.
He explained each time what I did not understand in the previous lesson, assigned new work, and took home with him the Greek exercises which I had written during the week on my typewriter, corrected them fully, and returned them to me.
My tutor had plenty of time to explain what I did not understand, so I got on faster and did better work than I ever did in school.
But, with all my love for Shakespeare, it is often weary work to read all the meanings into his lines which critics and commentators have given them.
Put your whole heart in the good work, my child, and it cannot fail.
Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boy's play.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
If we do not get out sleepers, and forge rails, and devote days and nights to the work, but go to tinkering upon our lives to improve them, who will build railroads?
It is the work of art nearest to life itself.
"I have brought my work," said she in French, displaying her bag and addressing all present.
Pierre was always astonished at Prince Andrew's calm manner of treating everybody, his extraordinary memory, his extensive reading (he had read everything, knew everything, and had an opinion about everything), but above all at his capacity for work and study.
Bilibin liked conversation as he liked work, only when it could be made elegantly witty.
Several of those present smiled at Zherkov's words, expecting one of his usual jokes, but noticing that what he was saying redounded to the glory of our arms and of the day's work, they assumed a serious expression, though many of them knew that what he was saying was a lie devoid of any foundation.
"That is probably the work of Vinesse," said Pierre, mentioning a celebrated miniaturist, and he leaned over the table to take the snuffbox while trying to hear what was being said at the other table.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
For the same reason they are always hard at work and in a hurry.
Though the peasants paid quitrent, Alpatych thought no difficulty would be made about complying with this order, for there were two hundred and thirty households at work in Bogucharovo and the peasants were well to do.
But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.
The business model must work because customers keep coming.
The hiking trail may be paved, but that climb can still work up quite an appetite.
"I'll drive you to work," he said.
So, as you are now too old to wander abroad and work in a circus, I offer you a home here as long as you live.
He was not strong enough to work on the farm like his brothers; but he loved books and study.
"Yes, Christopher; and it is hard work, too," answered Robert.
When the work was finished, the old fishing boat looked rather odd, with a paddle wheel on each side which dipped just a few inches into the water.
It will be regarded as a dividend of the work of the one hundred prior generations that got the world to this point.
Do you consider that assassination shows greatness of soul? said the little princess, smiling and drawing her work nearer to her.
A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
Getting information about him from Katie is too much work.
I've got to get back to work.
Maybe it wouldn't work.
This is where I work.
Sarah shrugged, continuing her work.
He could see I was getting serious, and he was afraid you would draw me away from my work.
Following that resolution, she was up at five the next morning getting ready for work.
Now I have to get to work.
When she signed on, she said none of us have to do her work.
The work isn't so bad.
It's an heirloom of sorts; a big old house - too much for me to take care of and work the ranch as well.
You do more work than the other two girls put together.
You seem to enjoy your work - and you are respectful toward me.
I suppose I do enjoy the work, and I try to act respectful to all our customers.
She led him to the back room where her things were piled and then resumed her last hour of work at the diner.
Obviously he liked ranch work better than anything he had studied.
He had probably reached a point that the ranch and house were too much work.
You may call or have friends over anytime you wish - as long as they don't interfere with your work.
The best way to beat the cold was to work up some heat.
Maybe her favorite would work.
The work was rewarding, though, as the house began to take on a homey atmosphere.
She tried to work the muscles in her lower back with her fingertips, but the effort was worse than the benefit.
I know the work is hard and the weather is forbidding at times, but do you know how lucky you are?
They ate in silence then, enjoying the tranquility of mother natures' work around them.
Of course, if you think it would be too much work... you'll only have two weeks.
If it doesn't work, it's my problem.
The next morning, after Cade left, she threw a roast in the oven and eagerly set to work on the family room.
I meant don't over work yourself.
You defend him because you work for him and you're a loyal employee, but I'll bet you've wondered why he's so unresponsive.
That's right - nothing but honest work.
Cade was standing over her, a puzzled expression on his face as he contemplated her work.
I work for you.
But what we do with our time after work is strictly between the two of us.
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