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Word: hireling

Definition: one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician


Sentences Containing 'hireling'

His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought.
To the tender eye of a father or a lover, the first glance would have sufficed to reveal Valentine's condition; but to this hireling, Valentine only appeared to sleep.
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