01. She [earns] about $8.00 an hour as a waitress, but she gets more than double that in tips.
02. The movie has [earned] over 25 million dollars in its first week.
03. If you want people to trust you, you have to [earn] their trust.
04. He has [earned] the respect of his colleagues through his hard work and honesty.
05. It'll take me six months of work to [earn] enough money to buy a good used car.
06. It took the young boy an entire summer of mowing neighbors' lawns to [earn] enough money to buy himself a new bicycle.
07. There is an American proverb which observes that he that marries for money will [earn] it.
08. The poet Yeats wrote that hearts are not had as a gift, but hearts are [earned].
09. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that you only own that which you have [earned].
10. As of March 2000, Julia Roberts was [earning] $20 million per movie, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood history.
11. His [earnings] as a realtor won him a prize as the top salesman of the month.
12. The mining industry contributes over 90% to Zambia's export [earnings].
13. The United States [earns] more money from the goods it exports than any other country in the world.
14. Joe DiMaggio was the first baseball player in history to [earn] $100,000 a year.
15. No other major North American pro-sports team has [earned] as many championship titles as hockey's Montreal Canadiens.
16. E. W. Howe once said that there is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy [earning] it.

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