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  • The gold-headed cane is farcical considered as an acknowledgment to me; but happily I am above mercenary considerations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Think no unfair evil of her, pray: she had no wicked plots, nothing sordid or mercenary; in fact, she never thought of money except as something necessary which other people would always provide.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a mercenary soldier
as in: a mercenary attitude
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