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mercenary
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Middlemarch
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  • 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.
  • The gold-headed cane is farcical considered as an acknowledgment to me; but happily I am above mercenary considerations.

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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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