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Definition of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • The fraternity pledges are given all the menial jobs.
menial = of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • Her work experience consists of menial jobs, but she's performed them reliably.
  • Now get out of my sight, Thorn, until I find some other menial task for you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • menial = of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • Last month, you began to get just an inkling of the pride and satisfaction that can come from doing a good job even at the most menial task.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • menial = of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • The monster may be able to do some menial chores.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • menial = unskilled
  • And bear in mind also that this monstrous disease affects not merely the idlers and their menials, its poison penetrates the whole social body.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Menial tasks in South Africa are invariably performed by Africans.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • POZZO: Where is my menial?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • He found menial jobs, day-labor work: picking cotton, stacking ice in an ice plant.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • What menial cringing will be mine!
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • That oriental menial had a wretched life under the tyranny of Jos Sedley.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Menial laborers like these don't usually live to eighty," she says.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • If he's so grand, why would he accept such a menial assignment as following our targets?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They order me about, and the more menial the task, the better.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • And lest she forget that she's servant of us all, to her fall the menial tasks in this Ceremony of the Seed.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Currently, I worked for Kilvin and was given relatively menial jobs at relatively low pay.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Two menial dogs before their master press'd.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Those menials having obeyed the mandate, Edward Dorrit, Esquire, proceeded.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Supervisors gave him the lowest menial jobs in the plant.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • After all, he'd stuck with pih for a decade by now, and done a lot of its most menial chores along the way.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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