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mercenary
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • I should be sorry to think our friend mercenary.
  • Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive?

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  • He shall be mercenary, and she shall be foolish.
  • Last Christmas you were afraid of his marrying me, because it would be imprudent; and now, because he is trying to get a girl with only ten thousand pounds, you want to find out that he is mercenary.
  • His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary; and the mediocrity of her fortune proved no longer the moderation of his wishes, but his eagerness to grasp at anything.

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as in: a mercenary soldier Define
a person hired to fight for a country other than their own
as in: a mercenary attitude Define
marked by materialism or a profit orientation
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