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wagesPart of speech:
That which is paid at stated periods for labour or services- usually restricted to weekly, fortnightly, or monthly sums paid to labourers and mechanics; payment; recompense; reward. Note.- Pay is applied to the sums paid to naval and military men, and fees or salary to profesional men, clerks, & c.Usage examples "wages":
- Unless it be true that the wages of sin are, not a new life, but death. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
- And the same wages as he had? - "Seven Icelandic Short Stories", Various.
- Ye dinna pay yere men enough wages. - "To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today", Ralph Connor.