[ US /ˈɝnd/ ]
[ UK /ˈɜːnd/ ]
  1. gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
    an earned run in baseball
    a well-earned reputation for honesty
    earned income
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How To Use earned In A Sentence

  • It is, we learned, easier to learn to fly a plane than to master touch-typing. Radio review: Fry's English Delight: The Trial Of Qwerty
  • I learned how to negotiate fights between adolescent girls without making it seem like parental interference.
  • Norman Neal Williams had been a transient, they learned, an itinerant vitamin salesman with no known relatives. MORE TALES OF THE CITY
  • ‘Ah Dublin, you're giving it away,’ he wailed in the 55th minute, as the Dublin defence fluffed its lines yet again, giving Laois another unearned scoring opportunity.
  • Connection is here something both yearned for and guarded against. The Times Literary Supplement
  • One goes like this: He was a hideous giant named Offero, who earned a living carrying travelers across the river.
  • I first learned about cassowaries when I was at the School for Field Studies SFS Center for Rainforest Studies in Fall of 1990 as a college student, and was fascinated that they're the only bird that can "scarify" certain rainforest seeds. Archive 2008-07-01
  • I learned to depend on him for practical advice under fire.
  • Then take a well-earned rest and relax with all the other amazing puzzles on offer. The Sun
  • I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. John Lennon 
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