For corn,’ said Mrs. Micawber argumentatively, ’as I have repeatedly said to Mr. Micawber, may be gentlemanly, but it is not remunerative.
Commission to the extent of two and ninepence in a fortnight cannot, however limited our ideas, be considered remunerative.’
It is not an avocation of a remunerative description — in other words, it does not pay — and some temporary embarrassments of a pecuniary nature have been the consequence.
My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.
It appears to me, that what Mr. Micawber has to do, in justice to himself, in justice to his family, and I will even go so far as to say in justice to society, by which he has been hitherto overlooked, is to advertise in all the papers; to describe himself plainly as so-and-so, with such and such qualifications and to put it thus: "Now employ me, on remunerative terms, and address, post-paid, to W. M., Post Office, Camden Town."
There are no more uses of "remuneration" in the book.
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It was inadequate remuneration to make up for his expenses.
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