He is paid less than he really earns.
Donald was paid more than he really earns.
She earns a high salary.
He has earned a merit badge.
The employer cheated the workers into the belief that they could earn 3000 yuan a month as long as they worked hard.
He earns twice as much as I do.
The giant oil corporations are earning fabulous profits by cunning tactics.
Her remark earned a laugh from her husband.
You have to work hard to earn your Bachelor of Arts degree.
He earned the title of the Great by his victories in the war.
At the age of thirty,Samuel became a professional astronomer and earned an international reputation.
He earned fame and fortune.
His fair dealing earned our confidence.
Every penny was hard earned, and every shilling was kept until I had to spend it.
S+～+ pron./n. + n./pron.
His works has earned him many friends.
His hard work earned him good money.
My quick action earned me his praise.
By 1977, his loyalty earned him the vice-presidential post.1977
Her unselfish acts earned her the respect of all who knew her.
The theft earned him three months in jail.
Her dress-making earns her enough to live on.
S+～+ n./pron. +for pron./n.
His writings have earned many friends for him.
His achievements earned respect and admiration for him.
His eccentricities had earned for him the nickname the Madman .
His victories in the war earned for him the title of the Great .
His devotion to self-interest has earned for him nothing but contempt.
v -ed as Attrib.
I had a well earned rest.