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Definition of worked

: that has been subjected to some process of development, treatment, or manufacture a newly worked field

Examples of worked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least, the author paints a nostalgic picture of those hard-worked years when life every single day proved an exciting adventure. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "New memoirist brings to life her ‘pocket universe’ in remote Alaska," 30 May 2020 The fight has seen the nations’ diplomatic corps, who had traditionally worked to moderate tensions, thrust onto the front lines of the conflict., "U.S.-China Ties Are Tanking Just When They Need to Get Along," 18 Mar. 2020 The day after Donald Trump’s election, Pete Buttigieg stopped by the Notre Dame campus to attend an impromptu gathering of about three-dozen distraught College Democrats who had all worked on losing 2016 campaigns. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "After Iowa, All the Candidates Have Something to Prove," 5 Feb. 2020 Those who had already evacuated worked to catch all three. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Woman tosses children to safety after fire breaks out at apartments on northeast side," 11 Jan. 2020 Investigators collected a multitude of shell casings strewn around the parking lot as the worked to identify the caliber and description of the guns used in the killing. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Video shows barrage of gunfire that killed boys in Union City school parking lot," 25 Nov. 2019 The Blues started in style with a wonderfully worked goal, with Jorginho's delightful assist finished off with Abraham's delicate finish as Chelsea seized the game by the scruff of its neck., "Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Vibrant Blues Continue League Winning Streak," 2 Nov. 2019 The mechanics of use are distinct, and the worked substrates in the Inuit and Freuchen cases are different. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Knives made of frozen feces don’t make the cut, disproving well-known legend," 16 Sep. 2019 Alex Greenwood: 7 – Shared the left-back spot with Stokes and added a different dimension to the defence. Scored a nice, well-worked goal against Cameroon too., "England World Cup Player Ratings: How Every Lioness Fared in France This Summer," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of worked

1682, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2020

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“Worked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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