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whole-time Line breaks: whole-time

Definition of whole-time in English:

adjective& adverb

Another term for full-time.
Example sentences
  • Station officer Andy Green, from Melksham, joined the service as a retained firefighter based at Trowbridge, in 1984, joining whole-time in 1990.
  • They would do everything that whole-time firefighters would do, even though it may take a couple of years to be completely trained.
  • Farmers manage 75 per cent of the land in the UK and, in 1984, their workforce totalled 161,000 regular whole-time farm workers.


Example sentences
  • He is based at Swindon as a whole-timer but when he is off duty he leads the retained fire crews.
  • Janah moved to Bombay, where he became a full party member and a whole-timer living in party headquarters.
  • She encouraged young activists and women to work as whole-timers in the Party.
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