labourer labourer

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The end we work for must be closer: the labourer's wage, the pleasure in the work done, the summer lightning of personal happiness.

News

  • Chin migrants face bleak prospects in India

    Before a car accident injured him, 45-year-old Vanlathanga worked as a labourer cutting timber in the mountains of northeast India's Mizoram State. Like many migrants from neighbouring Myanmar, he had left the grinding poverty of his village in Chin State and crossed the border to India, attracted by the prospect of earning some money.
    on January 6, 2014     Source: IRIN

Quotes

  1. "UPA government at the Centre is adopting anti-labourer policy and promoting multi-national companies giving rise to unemployment and workers problems," Karat told an election rally at Satpur near here last night.
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Brinda Karat Source: Press Trust of India

  2. Appearing on the balcony of St Peter's basilica to a huge ovation after his election, the new Pope Benedict XVI said he was "a simple and humble labourer in the vineyard of the Lord".
    on Apr 19, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The South African Star

  3. "The movie is based on the real life story of an Andhra farm labourer who gets involved with a Naxalite group. It's always harder to do justice to a true story. Add the difficult terrain, the script and the impressive star cast - Naseeruddin Shah,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Shetty Source: Deccan Chronicle

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