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Word: lucrative

Definition: profitable; producing wealth


Sentences Containing 'lucrative'

One of the most important and lucrative industrial processes of the world to day is that of staining and dyeing.
But the stealing of horses in one State, and selling them in another, was but a small portion of their business; the most lucrative was the enticing slaves to run away from their masters, that they might sell them in another quarter.
It would be long indeed ere you would find so lucrative a post as that you have now the good fortune to fill.
The persons, besides, who enjoy public offices, especially the more lucrative, are, in all countries, the objects of general envy; and a tax upon their emoluments, even though it should be somewhat higher than upon any other sort of revenue, is always a very popular tax.
One of our most lucrative means of laying out money is in the shape of loans, where the security is unimpeachable.
Peggotty's business, which was what we used to call 'common-form business' in the Commons (and very light and lucrative the common-form business was), being settled, I took her down to the office one morning to pay her bill.

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