- In Donald Gordon's narrative Peter appeared as a poor workingman; and Peter grinned. - "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
- Roy, turning, saw a man, seemingly a workingman, from his overalls, at the side of the machine. - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.
- Here is the great land of free labor, where industry is blessed with unexampled rewards and the bread of the workingman is sweetened by the consciousness that the cause of the country " is his own cause, his own safety, his own dignity." - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.