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unemployed in English:

1. employed employed


Six people applied for the job, but none of them were employed.
The ladies are looking after the children whose parents are employed in factories during the daytime.
The law now requires women to be employed on equal terms with men.
While employed at the bank, he taught economics at college.
She employed a private detective to keep a watch on her husband.
I'm employed.
As he was an honest man, I employed him.
I myself have, before becoming employed by this company, twice spoken bluntly to the people at the top.
The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.
Roger Ascham one day paying a visit to the amiable but unfortunate Lady Jane Grey found her employed in reading Plato while the rest of the family were engaged in a hunting party in the park.
An effective writer is one who knows what sort of words should be employed in any specific context.
At an Indian wedding at the Phillipine islands the bride retired from the company in order to go down to the river to wash her feet. As she was thus employed an alligator seized her.
Several young engineers were employed and were devoted to developing a new computer.
For the past three years he has been employed as a firefighter.
True, even a lowly obligator like the ones Tresting employed could serve as such witness.

English word "unemployed"(employed) occurs in sets:

Word Formation (opposition)

2. to be out of work to be out of work



3. on the dole on the dole


Many people in Poland are on the dole.
She's been on the dole for two years and she still hasn't got a job.
After the mines closed, my uncle spent the next ten years on the dole.
Young people on the dole are often bored and frustrated.

English word "unemployed"(on the dole) occurs in sets:

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4. employ employ


They employ temporary workers.
If he is proficient in English, I'll employ him.
They employ foreigners because Japanese workers are in short supply.
His age didn't enter into our decision not to employ him.
It has become common practise to employ foreigners working abroad from Asian countries as maids.
Japanese education is sometimes said to employ the drill and kill method.
Do you have a John Harrison in your employ?
However, like America, Japan is predominantly a middle-class, middle-income country, and so wives do not employ maids, but attend to everything themselves.
To employ means to use somebody's labour or services in exchange for money.
He's employed in a bank
Over 16.5 million people are employed in the food industry.
In Poland you can't be employed, if you are under 18.
We can also change the type of physical isolation we employ for them.
Don't employ any complicated vocabulary while talking to him.
The temporary workers that we managed to employ left work right away.

English word "unemployed"(employ) occurs in sets:

Word Formation (Year 3)

5. without a job without a job



6. not having a job not having a job



English word "unemployed"(not having a job) occurs in sets:

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