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mercenary
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  • Mercenary creatures ask, ’What is the use of a man’s going to the North Pole?
  • The more spirit there is in it, the better for mankind and the worse for those mercenary task-masters and low tricksters who delight in putting that illustrious art at a disadvantage in the world.

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  • We are not so mercenary as that, sir.
  • There is nothing mercenary in that with him.
  • Next, our young friends begin to think, becoming mercenary, ’This is the man who HAD pounds, who borrowed them,’ which I did.

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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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