In 1809 he was a captain in the Guards, wore medals, and held some special lucrative posts in Petersburg.
A man who simply wished to retain his lucrative post would today agree with Pfuel, tomorrow with his opponent, and the day after, merely to avoid responsibility or to please the Emperor, would declare that he had no opinion at all on the matter.
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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.