Sentence Examples


  • Wages fell precipitately, as also did rents.
  • In 1882 there was a very important advance in wages; carpenters received 11s.
  • The wages weren't all that great, but deducting rent, utilities and groceries from her present salary, it wound up being a good deal more.
  • I remember when wages were sixty cents a day for laborers on this very road.
  • Another disturbing influence has been the high protective tariffs, adopted during the closing years of the century, which increased the costs of living more rapidly than the wages for labour, and compelled thousands of immigrants to seek employment elsewhere.