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Definition of waged

: compensated by wages waged workers waged labor

Examples of waged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such comments angered state Sen. Scott Wiener, who accused Lara of promoting Russian propaganda in a tweet Sunday that became a salvo in a quickly-escalating battle — mostly waged on Twitter. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2022 One of Marx’s biggest questions is, what does waged labor hide? Joanna Biggs, The New Republic, 11 Feb. 2022 Low-income and hourly-waged women—and, frankly, anyone who doesn’t work at a progressive tech company—are potentially one miscarriage or complicated pregnancy away from losing their job. Nicole Lapin, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 So people are always concerned when discussions about U.S. intervention are waged. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 As digitization and automation accelerate, low-waged, low-skilled workers—who have been disproportionately damaged by the pandemic—are also the most vulnerable to being displaced. Fortune, 21 June 2021 Giving lip service to health and safety regulations, Trump waged overt war against the regulatory process, rolling back no fewer than 100 environmental rules and bottling up many more. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 21 Jan. 2021 Then, Akili Smith transferred in from Grossmont College and the two waged one of the more intense quarterback competitions in program history. oregonlive, 23 Oct. 2020 An Alabama dry cleaners must pay back waged to resolve a labor complaint, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 15 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of waged

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Waged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waged. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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