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as in dismissal
the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily even senior employees lost their jobs in the massive layoff

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as in winter
a period of often involuntary inactivity or idleness after such a long layoff the boxer badly needed to get back into shape

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“Layoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/layoff. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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