Job in a sentence

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Definition of Job

  • A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  • A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.
  • A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
  • Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  • A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
  • A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.
  • A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.
  • To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  • To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  • To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
  • To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  • To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
  • To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
  • To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  • To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  • The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man.
  • a damaging piece of work
  • the performance of a piece of work
  • the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  • the responsibility to do something
  • a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
  • a crime (especially a robbery)
  • a workplace; as in the expression `on the job'
  • an object worked on; a result produced by working
  • a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  • a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  • a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
  • invest at a risk
  • work occasionally
  • arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  • profit privately from public office and official business

How to use job in a sentence. Job pronunciation.

Then he went on the road, and became a tramp, doing all kinds of odd jobs, from peddling to hard manual labour on wharves and railways.
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I had, however, succeeded in securing the services of an excellent hand to chop, and help me load, and had also engaged a horse of one neighbor, and a horse and sled of another, and was ready on Monday morning to commence my job.
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I heard men talking, and guessed there was something wrong; they thought it a put-up job.
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He was proud of the job.
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Before the President, and Governor, and Deputy-Governor, and Storekeepers had embarked, the Vraibleusian journals, who thought that the public had been satiated with congratulations on the Colonial System, detected that the present colony was a job.
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If you do a good job you get your money.
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But they saw that, to do a thoroughly good job, at least two coats of paint would be necessary.
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Later on we can finish the job, if we think best.
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Miss Elting and the girls were helping them, Tommy taking it upon herself to "boss" the whole job.
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It is going to be a hard pull to get it through all this foliage and then it is going to be another difficult job to get it out again.
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We will search every inch of it, though I don't believe we can finish the job before night.
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And as poor as Job?
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I couldn't undertake the job, and for that began to believe I had a vocation for the priesthood; but I can see now that it was not piety that sent me to Maynooth, but a certain spirit of adventure, a dislike of the commonplace, of the prosaic-that is to say, of the repetition of the same things.
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This was certainly rather hard upon the native pilot-boat, which had put out to her in the hope of a job; and the six black, half-clothed scarecrows who pulled it vented their feelings in a prolonged howl and a clatter of their diamond-shaped oar blades, to which Jack Dewey replied by asking, with an air of deep interest, how much they would take to "come on board and new pitch the boats with the tar off their elegant black hides.
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Sam says if he can't be a Congressman, he means to be a first-rate shingler, and get the job of shingling all the spires in the country.
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But when they called loudly on the Lord, "the monsters, as if turned away by an angel," shot themselves into the water; while they ran on to Nitria, meditating on the words of Job, "Seven times shall He deliver thee from trouble; and in the eighth there shall no evil touch thee.
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Mr. Goodworthy thought of Philip because he could best be spared, and his articles gave him some claim upon a job which was one of the pleasures of the business.
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It was an old man who sat this time, with a vast gray beard, and Philip tried to put into practice the little he had learned in the morning; but he made a poor job of it; he realised that he could not draw nearly as well as he thought.
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He had been on the staff of an English paper in Paris, but had been dismissed for drunkenness; he still however did odd jobs for it, describing sales at the Hotel Drouot or the revues at music-halls.
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I had a job to put the woman off about my new dress, and on Saturday there's the book at my lodgings, and I can't get work in five minutes.
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Examples of Job

Example #1
At the age of nineteen, weary of life, he shot himself, but recovered.
Example #2
These were the darkest days of his life, and in one of his most powerful stories he has reflected the wretched daily and nightly toil in a bakery.
Example #3
Monday morning the roads were fair, the day promised well, and my man was off at daybreak to the woods to, have a load ready for me.
Example #4
The procuring of my Winter's supply of wood was no small task for me, for I had very little to do with, and was unable to endure much fatigue, or bear the severe cold.
Example #5
When it got round that there'd be no race, the excitement broke out, and then-I'd have given something for you to see it!
Example #6
Timed for six o'clock, but at a quarter past the chaps hadn't come forward.