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furlough as in:  furloughed to reduce costs

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  • The company furloughed employees on the third shift.
  • Well, if you're on furlough you must know when you have to be back.   (source)
    furlough = unpaid leave from work
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furlough as in:  received a hardship furlough

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  • She was granted a hardship furlough, so she could visit her dying mother.
    furlough = an excused vacation from military service
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  • Are you giving out furloughs at the state prison?†   (source)
  • He was headed back to Puerto Plata after a three-night furlough to meet his newborn son in Tamboril.†   (source)
  • Indians who had once used hatchets to bare the skulls of white men drifted over from Buffalo Bill's compound, as did Annie Oakley and assorted Cossacks, Hussars, Lancers, and members of the U.S. Sixth Cavalry on temporary furlough to become actors in Colonel Cody's show.†   (source)
  • Other guys would get furloughs and not return—but were eventually caught.†   (source)
  • The manager told him to come in so he could receive a medical furlough.†   (source)
  • But the first time she went on furlough to Berkeley, she had nearly had a stroke.†   (source)
  • When Billy got back from his furlough.†   (source)
  • So I had to negotiate a furlough.†   (source)
  • I had never received a response to my furlough request.†   (source)
  • Sometimes they requested a furlough; as often they just up and left, only to come straggling back into camp when it suited.†   (source)
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  • We get furloughs starting Monday for 30 long days...I'll get home the fastest way possible.†   (source)
  • I was practically a child at the time, but I remember when he used to come home on furlough and all, all he did was lie on his bed, practically.†   (source)
  • Re furloughs.†   (source)
  • You think if you were getting a furlough, you wouldn't know it by now?†   (source)
  • Mike, Harlon, and Ira reported to the camp at the end of their post-Bougainville furloughs.†   (source)
  • I sharply said that I was furlough-eligible and would make the request anyway.†   (source)
  • Immediately after posting the letter, I asked the Camp secretary for a furlough request form.†   (source)
  • She was stoic and quiet and received permission for a half-day furlough to attend his funeral.†   (source)
  • My ability to write her furlough requests was also useful.†   (source)
  • I had to grant him a furlough.†   (source)
  • , Billy was given an emergency furlough home because his father, a barber in Ilium, New York, was shot dead by a friend while they were out hunting deer.†   (source)
  • After I had received my minimum-security custody rating from my caseworker, Mr. Bow offered to take me out on an evening furlough to a "special motel where you can get your rocks off."†   (source)
  • On his furlough in the booming citrus country, Harlon did some things that Belle and Ed and his friends would never have conceived.†   (source)
  • Franklin was granted a furlough after boot camp, as were Mike, Ira, and Harlon after they docked in San Diego.†   (source)
  • Hilltop, Kentucky, stirred when their Marine Franklin Sousley arrived home on furlough, proud, with a new focus and direction in his young life.†   (source)
  • Harlon visited his special girl one afternoon during his furlough; he looked her up at the boarding school in Keene, Texas, where she was completing her senior year.†   (source)
  • When I said no, she told me there was no point in giving me the form—I would never be granted a furlough for a grandparent.†   (source)
  • As the air got colder and Veterans Day passed, I checked in with my father every other day by pay phone (she was holding stable, would I he able to get the furlough?)†   (source)
  • Pop gently counseled me that in fact I had no chance of getting furloughed, even for a funeral, unless it was my parent, my child, or maybe my sibling, and that she did not want me to get my hopes up.†   (source)
  • In the summer of 1943, after the breakthrough on the Kursk bulge and the liberation of Orel, Gordon, recently promoted to Second Lieutenant, and Major Dudorov were returning to their unit, the one from a service assignment in Moscow, the other from three days' furlough.†   (source)
  • I suppose it was when he was here on furlough.†   (source)
  • But Rene had changed since that furlough when he married Maybelle Merriwether.†   (source)
  • All this week I've talked lies, like all men talk when they're on furlough.†   (source)
  • But, all the same, he was her beau after you turned him down, because when he come home on his last furlough they got engaged.†   (source)
  • Gerald warmed to the flattery and said that the wedding had been a quiet affair, "not like you girls had," for Joe had only a few days' furlough.†   (source)
  • Ashley came home four days before Christmas, with a group of the County boys also on furlough, a sadly diminished group since Gettysburg.†   (source)
  • Uncle Henry's visit was brief, for he had only a four-hour furlough and he needed half of it for the long walk in from the breastworks and back.†   (source)
  • Maybelle Merriwether was to marry her little Zouave when he got his next furlough, and she cried every time she thought of it, for she had set her heart on marrying in a white satin dress and there was no white satin in the Confederacy.†   (source)
  • The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan—a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg— and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.†   (source)
  • The whole hospital must have turned out, at least everybody who could walk, and all the men on furlough and sick leave and all the railroad and mail service and hospital and commissary departments between here and Macon.†   (source)
  • I meant those thousands on furlough who forgot to rejoin their regiments and those who have been over their wounds for six months but who remain at home, going about their usual business or doing the spring plowing.†   (source)
  • Scarlett thought wildly: If we had been caught that Christmas of his furlough when I kissed him good-by—if we had been caught in the orchard at Tara when I begged him to run away with me—oh, if we'd been caught any of the times when we were really guilty, it wouldn't be so bad!†   (source)
  • There were parties and balls and bazaars every week and war weddings without number, with the grooms on furlough in bright gray and gold braid and the brides in blockade-run finery, aisles of crossed swords, toasts drunk in blockaded champagne and tearful farewells.†   (source)
  • "Plow furloughs" were not looked upon in the same light as desertion in the face of the enemy, but they weakened the army just the same.†   (source)
  • They were the ones who had waited three years in vain for furloughs and while they waited received ill-spelled letters from home: "We air hungry"†   (source)
  • When furloughs from the rapidly thinning army were denied, these soldiers went home without them, to plow their land and plant their crops, repair their houses and build up their fences.†   (source)
  • She announced: "Doctors compelled to put Joachim on medical furlough of several weeks.†   (source)
  • He had always been fond of Beatrice Wyld, and during his furlough he picked up with her again.†   (source)
  • Yes, you are right; a furlough is needful.†   (source)
  • Either his furlough was up, or he dreaded to meet any witnesses of his Waterloo flight.†   (source)
  • What sort of a thing is a furlough, then, if it be stronger than hemp or iron?†   (source)
  • The first four furloughs granted, as may be imagined, were to our four friends.†   (source)
  • Then don't try to entice me to overlook my furlough, gal!†   (source)
  • It is the thought of such things, my fri'nds, that enables a man to keep his furlough.†   (source)
  • With a furlough, gal; that's a thong that binds tighter than any chain.†   (source)
  • Because, my good girl, my furlough comes so near to an end.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, he was enjoying a long furlough which would not be over for six months; and already the dowagers of the Faubourg Saint-Germain were pitying the handsome and apparently delicate stripling for the hard work in store for him.†   (source)
  • No, miss ...No, I say; but really it might be Sergeant Troy home on furlough, though I have not seen him.†   (source)
  • I never saw a furlough.†   (source)
  • Yet the crowd was denser now than during the morning hours, the frivolous contingent of visitors, including journeymen out for a holiday, a stray soldier or two come on furlough, village shopkeepers, and the like, having latterly flocked in; persons whose activities found a congenial field among the peep-shows, toy-stands, waxworks, inspired monsters, disinterested medical men who travelled for the public good, thimble-riggers, nick-nack vendors, and readers of Fate.†   (source)
  • "And no one has a better right, if long and faithful service entitles a man to a furlough," returned the Sergeant kindly.†   (source)
  • Rostov lived, as before, with Denisov, and since their furlough they had become more friendly than ever.†   (source)
  • On his return from his furlough Nicholas, having been joyfully welcomed by his comrades, was sent to obtain remounts and brought back from the Ukraine excellent horses which pleased him and earned him commendation from his commanders.†   (source)
  • The gallant young Indian dandies at home on furlough—immense dandies these—chained and moustached—driving in tearing cabs, the pillars of the theatres, living at West End hotels—nevertheless admired Mrs. Osborne, liked to bow to her carriage in the park, and to be admitted to have the honour of paying her a morning visit.†   (source)
  • Troy had not returned to his distant barracks as Boldwood and others supposed, but had merely gone to visit some acquaintance in Bath, and had yet a week or more remaining to his furlough.†   (source)
  • For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.†   (source)
  • Could she give up this new love—induce him to renounce her by saying she did not like him—could no more speak to him, and beg him, for her good, to end his furlough in Bath, and see her and Weatherbury no more?†   (source)
  • The king thanked M. de Treville, and permitted him to distribute furloughs for four days, on condition that the favored parties should not appear in any public place, under penalty of the Bastille.†   (source)
  • I'm out on a furlough, and if I've strength and reason, I'll go in on a furlough afore noon to-morrow!†   (source)
  • What's an Injin, or a word passed, or a furlough taken from creatur's like them, that have neither souls, nor reason!†   (source)
  • This furlough is not, as you seem to think, a matter altogether atween me and the Mingos, seeing it is a solemn bargain made atween me and God.†   (source)
  • Them was the conditions on which I got my furlough, and a bargain is a bargain, though it is made with a vagabond.†   (source)
  • Put the paddle in motion ag'in, gal, and we'll push for the shore, for the sun is nearly up, and my furlough is almost out.†   (source)
  • Ropes and chains allow of knives, and desait, and contrivances; but a furlough can be neither cut, slipped nor sarcumvented.†   (source)
  • Furlough, Judith; furlough is the word; and it carries the same meaning with a captyve at large, as it does with a soldier who has leave to quit his colors.†   (source)
  • What is called a promise atween mother and darter, or even atween strangers in the settlements is called a furlough when given by one soldier to another, on a warpath.†   (source)
  • "When is your furlough out, Deerslayer," she asked, after both canoes were heading towards the Ark, and moving, with scarcely a perceptible effort of the paddles, through the water.†   (source)
  • In both cases the word is passed to come back, and now I remember to have heard that's the ra'al signification; 'furlough' meaning a 'word' passed for the doing of any thing of the like.†   (source)
  • Farewell, Harry; we may not meet ag'in, but I would wish you never to treat a furlough, or any other solemn thing that your Christian God has been called on to witness, as a duty so light that it may be forgotten according to the wants of the body, or even accordin' to the cravings of the spirit.†   (source)
  • A furlough is when a man has leave to quit a camp or a garrison for a sartain specified time; at the end of which he is to come back and shoulder his musket, or submit to his torments, just as he may happen to be a soldier, or a captyve.†   (source)
  • The two Indians, in particular, read in his manner that he was not a successful fugitive, and a few sententious words sufficed to let them comprehend the nature of what their friend had termed his 'furlough.'†   (source)
  • Don't be under any oneasiness, therefore, gal; I shall be allowed to go back according to the furlough; and if difficulties was made, I've not been brought up, and edicated as one may say, in the woods, without knowing how to look 'em down.†   (source)
  • He knows no better, and, therefore, he is little likely to feel or to act any better; but, Judith, I put it to your heart and conscience—would you, could you think of me as favorably, as I hope and believe you now do, was I to forget my furlough and not go back to the camp?†   (source)
  • I can't stop to talk this matter over with you any longer, for Hetty's in the canoe, and the furlough takes me away, but the time will come I hope when you'll feel these things; for, after all, they must be felt rather than reasoned about.†   (source)
  • A furlough is as binding on a pale-face, if he be honest, as it is on a red-skin, and was it not so, I would never bring disgrace on the Delawares, among whom I may be said to have received my edication.†   (source)
  • Now, wasn't it for this furlough of mine, which must soon take me back to the Mingos, I'd find this creatur's nest, if I travelled the woods a fortnight—though an eagle's nest is soon found by them that understands the bird's natur',—but I'd travel a fortnight rather than not find it, just to put the young, too, out of their pain.†   (source)
  • Furlough!†   (source)
  • I'm out on furlough.†   (source)
  • A furlough is a sacred thing among warriors and men that carry their lives in their hands, as we of the forests do, and what a grievous disapp'intment would it be to old Tamenund, and to Uncas, the father of the Sarpent, and to my other fri'nds in the tribe, if I was so to disgrace myself on my very first war-path.†   (source)
  • It seems the elders among 'em consaited I was a man to be trusted on a furlough-They're wonderful obsarvant, them Mingos; that their worst mimics must allow—but they consaited I was such a man; and it isn't often—" added the hunter, with a pleasing consciousness that his previous life justified this implicit reliance on his good faith—"it isn't often they consait any thing so good of a pale-face; but so they did with me, and, therefore, they didn't hesitate to speak their minds, which is just this: You see the state of things.†   (source)
  • "You know enough of red-skin natur', and red-skin usages, Wah-ta-Wah, to see the condition I am in on account of this furlough," commenced the hunter in Delaware, as soon as the patient and submissive girl of that people had moved quietly to his side; "you will therefore best onderstand how onlikely I am ever to talk with you ag'in.†   (source)
  • I'm your prisoner ag'in, and I hope you'll allow that I'm as good at breaking gaol, as I am at keeping furloughs.†   (source)
  • You know too well the natur' of furloughs and Mingos to have any doubts or misgivin's consarnin' what is like to happen, when I get back to the camp.†   (source)
  • Patrice, home on furlough, lapped warm milk with me in the bar MacMahon.†   (source)
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  • I understand that, Mr. Furlough.   (source)
    furlough = a last name in this story
  • Thank you, Mr. Furlough, that's all.   (source)
  • Furlough, on the next night, that being October 29, 1969, the night Chase Andrews died, you worked at the reception desk all night.   (source)
  • Now I'd submit, Mr. Furlough, that during all that commotion, there were plenty of times that Miss Clark could have quietly walked out of her room, quickly crossed the street, and you would never have seen her.   (source)
  • Bald and fubsy, his coat buttoned tight against a round belly, Mr. Lang Furlough testified that he owned and operated the Three Mountains Motel in Greenville and that Miss Clark had stayed at the motel from October 28 until October 30, 1969.   (source)
  • Okay, Mr. Furlough, so far we have you leaving the reception area altogether to walk to your apartment twice, use the restroom, and return; the pizza boy bringing pizza; you paying him, et cetera; four guests checking in, two checking out; and in between all that, you completed your receipts account.   (source)
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