work or effort consisting principally or largely of mental activity, thought, imagination, etc., as opposed to physical or manual work.
the effort of thought, reasoning, planning, or the like; ordered or directed thinking:
Solving problems is a form of brainwork.
Contemporary Examples

13 Classic Helen Gurley Brown Quotes Jesse Ellison August 12, 2012

Historical Examples

The Impossibilities of Anarchism George Bernard Shaw
Ulysses James Joyce
Guilds in the Middle Ages George Renard
The Return of the Soldier Rebecca West
The Beth Book Sarah Grand
The Girls of St. Cyprian’s Angela Brazil
Archaic England Harold Bayley


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