In the mean time he had no money or prospects of money; and his practice was not getting more lucrative.
But it must be admitted that the fixing, which had to come first, was the more difficult task:—what secular avocation on earth was there for a young man (whose friends could not get him an "appointment") which was at once gentlemanly, lucrative, and to be followed without special knowledge?
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And surprisingly lucrative.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
She’d had no qualms dismissing her when she found a lucrative means to do it, a way that could keep her free of guilt because, after all, they needed to find an antidote.