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hireling

Pronunciation: /ˈhaɪrlɪŋ; ˈhaɪəlɪŋ/

Translation of hireling in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [formal] [pejorative/peyorativo] mercenario, (masculine, feminine), asalariado, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • For ten years before secession, Northerners were commonly referred to as ‘mongrels and hirelings.’
    • Then we sign petitions to crowd our ballots with initiatives, in effect telling our hirelings that we can do a better job than they can.
    • These fascists and hirelings are not rising up, they are stamping back down.
    Example sentences
    • Evans said, "he did not see how hireling, landless tenant slaves could ever get the means to buy land."
    • It sounds more like a hireling, who would run at the first sign of a wolf.
    • To such had the policy of the great Irish leader brought the ignorant people who trusted him and his hirelings.

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