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Workers considered as a group

staff

noun

the people who work for a particular company, organization, or institution: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

staff

noun

the ordinary workers, not the managers: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

profession

noun

all the people who work in a particular profession: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

people

noun

men and women who work for the same organization, do the same type of work, or share the same interests

staff

noun

the people who do paid work in a place, rather than the other people there: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

labour

noun

relating to or involving workers

staff

noun

relating to the staff

presence

noun

workers or products that a company has in a particular place

personnel

noun

the people who work for a company or organization, or who are members of a military force

workforce

noun

the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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