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  1. He worked menial jobs, e.
  2. Her job was the menial stuff.
  3. These menial tasks fitted in between the practical and.
  4. But the maintenance of a menial servant never is restored.
  5. The others left to handle the menial tasks while Darek and.
  6. Being a waiter in America is regarded as a low-class menial job.
  7. They were probably uneducated, and in menial forms of employment and thus.
  8. John frequently did menial jobs for me on my property and whenever I could I.
  9. The labour of a menial servant, on the contrary, adds to the value of nothing.
  10. They are only servants who work without doors, as menial servants work within.
  11. They were loaded down with all the boring menial work of that earlier lifestyle.
  12. Apprentices were kept as menial slaves for years regardless of how competent they were.
  13. Now what I suggest is that the menial task is more the sort of work that dockyard workers.
  14. Meanwhile, Dave doesn’t like his job much because it is too menial - a monkey could do it.
  15. We are brothers: but every morning my brother or my sister performs for me the most menial offices.
  16. From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial.
  17. He felt strangely humbled as never before, in spite of the menial and unskilled nature of his existence.
  18. Menial work is required for the survival of society, and is therefore just as important as faction work.
  19. Ozzie was standing to one side with Chas, the managers of the dig – above such menial tasks as digging.
  20. He was willing to withstand the petty slights and menial work for the opportunity to work aside a real genius.
  21. A growing mass of menial issues all caused by the fact that most of their equipment was almost thirty years old.
  22. Members of The Host’s Menial Sentries run down the stairs and fix themselves into trenches of rock and machines.
  23. He had hit her once in a five-star hotel because she’d teased him about his mispronunciation of the word menial.
  24. I thank God that I have wealth and servants to carry out the menial tasks, without which a man can never be truly free.
  25. A man grows rich by employing a multitude of manufacturers ; he grows poor by maintaining a multitude or menial servants.
  26. William helped Stan in the garage, performing menial tasks such as changing the motor oil and tires for Stan’s customers.
  27. The labour of the menial servant, on the contrary, does not fix or realize itself in any particular subject or vendible commodity.
  28. Many voters saw the wisdom in their ideas to re-institute pay for labor at menial tasks once performed by inmates of penitentiaries.
  29. Before the Beatles hit it big, all four wound up working menial jobs, anything from chimney sweep to someone who rushed the growler.
  30. There were dishes to wash and stack, provisions to fetch, red wine to water down, cheese to grate and a hundred assorted menial tasks to do.
  31. That menial spell of hers isn’t strong enough to keep you out, as long as you have me in your possession, said the wand, in a smug tone.
  32. He performed the menial task of washing His disciples' feet to demonstrate that His disciples were to serve one another as He had served them.
  33. I was not even required to do what I was trained for, but instead had to render menial tasks, among them cleaning the room of one of the non-coms.
  34. Offenders against children are likely to have menial or temporary jobs, be socially marginalized, frustrate and better related to kids than to adults.
  35. This is a good time to do those menial, detailed, boring tasks that everyone tends to put off – your accounts, balancing the cheque book, filing, etc.
  36. Normally a woman would resent it with every fibre of her being but Amanda knew she was heading for a career of street life prostitution or at best menial employment.
  37. If Quint—on your remonstrance at the time you speak of—was a base menial, one of the things Miles said to you, I find myself guessing, was that you were another.
  38. To this date: every elite is not comfortable unless all the masses of their enslaved populations are working every day, hard… at some backbreaking, menial, degrading toil.
  39. Selling junk for petty cash, our menial jobs, our grimy apartment – the American version of a hut; maybe in America, when Baba looked at me, he saw a little bit of Hassan.
  40. That breaks us into groups that resent each other — we resent the weaklings for not doing the dangerous work, and they resent us because they’re menial labor and get paid a lot less.
  41. That portion of his revenue which a rich man annually spends, is, in most cases, consumed by idle guests and menial servants, who leave nothing behind them in return for their consumption.
  42. These weren't menial servants to the Naud, these were tasked to maintaining the essential services: galley workers, lab techs, and most obviously as the personal sex slaves of the officers.
  43. Most of them work their entire lives away at menial jobs, and are screwed and betrayed and robbed and cheated and lied-to, just to make sure that they fail at whatever they try to succeed at.
  44. A work certificate at the age of fourteen relieved him of the miseries of his sparse learning; he left school with no trade in hand and the only jobs available were menial and with poor wages.
  45. Our science fiction stories are filled with other worldly beings that invade us for our life-rich world, to enslave us into menial service, or even turn us into a gourmet recipe for their cookbooks.
  46. An old woman went to work as a washerwoman in the house of the Turkish Pasha in Damascus, for an agreed amount; it was customary for women to do this menial work in the houses of rulers and rich people.
  47. Still, it was appealing to think of sitting at a computer in a fairly silent office, with nobody swearing at her, possibly doing boring and menial work but not being verbally abused or berated by anyone.
  48. What, you called us out here because of some broken carts? Get your children out there carrying the wheat by hand, and put your back into it! That is what you are there for – to do menial labor!.
  49. The meaningless and menial practices of an ostentatious and false humility are incompatible with the appreciation of the source of your salvation and the recognition of the destiny of your spirit-born souls.
  50. When the landlord, annuitant, or monied man, has a greater revenue than what he judges sufficient to maintain his own family, he employs either the whole or a part of the surplus in maintaining one or more menial servants.
  51. Secondly, a great part of the revenue, arising from both the rent of land and the profits of stock, is annually distributed among the same rank, in the wages and maintenance of menial servants, and other unproductive labourers.
  52. Since Peter so revered and honored Jesus in his heart, it was not strange that his soul resented the thought of Jesus' kneeling there before him in the attitude of a menial servant and proposing to wash his feet as would a slave.
  53. A long course of reading historical works, light and gossipy in tone, carried out in garrets of Parisian hotels, sprawling on an untidy bed, to the neglect of his duties, menial or otherwise, had affected the manners of Pedro Montero.
  54. She hated them, these smiling, light-footed strangers, these proud fools who took pride themselves like ladies and she knew they were ladies, though menial tasks were their in something they had lost, seeming to be proud that they had lost it.
  55. She allowed herself to believe this woman meant her no harm and that she would be given some menial job in the palace convent or whatever it was until she learned the language and began to teach them about such things as motors and electronics.
  56. This is not an act of elitism but rather one of practicality: Those who are not intelligent enough to engage in the roles assigned to us—roles that require a considerable mental capacity—are better suited to menial work than to faction work.
  57. As I was lighting the candle I realized that it wasn’t money qua money that I wanted, but rather the free time to write what I want to write, instead of having to spend most of my time doing menial work, which I have to do to get by economically.
  58. They weren’t particularly welcome in Costa Rica and usually could find a place for themselves only in the most undesirable of areas, laboring in menial jobs – hence his welcome reception by authorities when attempting to locate and return them to Nicaragua.
  59. It was as a punishment that he was ordered to continue with them, because all prisoners are disgraceful and dishonourable creatures in the eyes of the Japanese, and to guard them and escort them is an insulting and a menial job fit only for the lowest type of man.
  60. At once he asked the servants to bring a sack of hay, then he set about spreading it on the ground so that his horse could lie down to sleep but the pasha held his arm trying to prevent him from doing such menial work and insisted that he should let the servants do it.
  61. He recruited disillusioned Indian soldiers in Japanese prisoner of war camps into a new Indian National Army (INA), which operated alongside the Japanese army, though it was so disorganised and ill- disciplined the Japanese very wisely kept it to menial and support roles.
  62. The same lady pays for the education and clothing of an orphan from the workhouse, on condition that she shall aid the mistress in such menial offices connected with her own house and the school as her occupation of teaching will prevent her having time to discharge in person.
  63. Then you have the hypocrisy of redneck lower class citizens enraged at dirty illegal aliens stealing their jobs… jobs that consist of hard, back-breaking, humiliating, menial labor… jobs which they themselves are far too lazy and far too spoiled to ever lower themselves to doing.
  64. My menial instincts were of use to me there ; I did my very utmost to please him, and was not in the least offended, because I did not at that time understand it at all, and I am surprised to this day that I could have been so stupid as not to realize that I was not on an equal footing with the rest.
  65. He soon let me sit with the other boys, too, and allowed me to play with them, but not once during those two and a half years did Touchard forget the difference in our social positions, and from time to time, though not very frequently, he employed me in menial tasks, I verily believe, to remind me of it.
  66. Will they be able to live out their lives without being reduced to poverty? The cover asks: Will You Ever Be Able to Retire? It suggests that this is not a good time to retire and that the plummeting stock market has made it likely you will have to work menial jobs for a good part of your retirement to survive.
  67. In a country where the surplus produce of a large estate must be consumed upon the estate itself, it will frequently be more convenient for the proprietor, that part of it be consumed at a distance from his own house, provided they who consume it are as dependent upon him as either his retainers or his menial servants.
  68. The labour of some of the most respectable orders in the society is, like that of menial servants, unproductive of any value, and does not fix or realize itself in any permanent subject, or vendible commodity, which endures after that labour is past, and for which an equal quantity of labour could afterwards be procured.
  69. The only choice they were given was to leave everything they owned and held dear and become refugees in neighboring states that were not exactly welcoming them with open arms, or to beg their new ‘masters’ to be allowed to stay and work for them in menial jobs or continue running businesses that would now belong to others.
  70. Yes, she concluded, here on these grounds she found contentment and comfort from her pains of life; all her troubles and all the ills of the world, even that dreadful war across the ocean, seemed menial while in the sanctuary of this place, even though her mind was wont to churn and perplex about issues over which she had no control.
  71. Uncas acted as attendant to the females, performing all the little offices within his power, with a mixture of dignity and anxious grace, that served to amuse Heyward, who well knew that it was an utter innovation on the Indian customs, which forbid their warriors to descend to any menial employment, especially in favor of their women.
  72. But if the ten pounds worth of corn and other necessaries which were consumed by the artificer, had been consumed by a soldier, or by a menial servant, the value of that part of the annual produce which existed at the end of the six months, would have been ten pounds less than it actually is in consequence of the labour of the artificer.
  73. I not only handed him his clothes, but of my own accord I snatched up the brush and began brushing off every speck of dust, without any request or order from him, and ran after him brush in hand, in a glow of menial devotion, to remove some particle of dirt from his dress-coat, so much so that he would sometimes check me himself and say, That's enough, Arkady, that's enough.
  74. But, no matter what sights they had seen, what menial tasks they had done and would have to do, they remained ladies and gentlemen, royalty in exile—bitter, aloof, incurious, kind to one another, diamond hard, as bright and brittle as the crystals of the broken ways as if the old days still existed, charming, leisurely, determined not to rush and chandelier over their heads.
  75. Thus, not only the great landlord or the rich merchant, but even the common workman, if his wages are considerable, may maintain a menial servant; or he may sometimes go to a play or a puppet-show, and so contribute his share towards maintaining one set of unproductive labourers; or he may pay some taxes, and thus help to maintain another set, more honourable and useful, indeed, but equally unproductive.
  76. Though the produce of his estate may be sufficient to maintain, and may, perhaps, actually maintain, more than a thousand people, yet, as those people pay for every thing which they get from him, as he gives scarce any thing to any body but in exchange for an equivalent, there is scarce anybody who considers himself as entirely dependent upon him, and his authority extends only over a few menial servants.
  77. What possible reason could the richest woman on Earth have had in phoning the producers the next time they made a similar docu-drama called Colonial House, to ask them if she could participate in it? Why would someone who experienced poverty and being a second class black living in the most racist country on Earth against blacks… want to become a menial servant again? Because she did not get enough degradation when she was growing up poor in America? Because she did not get enough hard work? What was it about these social experiments that made her do this?
  78. A man of fortune, for example, may either spend his revenue in a profuse and sumptuous table, and in maintaining a great number of menial servants, and a multitude of dogs and horses; or, contenting himself with a frugal table, and few attendants, he may lay out the greater part of it in adorning his house or his country villa, in useful or ornamental buildings, in useful or ornamental furniture, in collecting books, statues, pictures ; or in things more frivolous, jewels, baubles, ingenious trinkets of different kinds; or, what is most trifling of all, in amassing a great wardrobe of fine clothes, like the favourite and minister of a great prince who died a few years ago.

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