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mercenary
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  • You mean that he is mercenary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He will tell you I am mercenary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And therefore, you mean, I am mercenaryI only want your daughter's money.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mercenary?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The word of a gentleman that I am not mercenary; that my affection for Miss Sloper is as pure and disinterested a sentiment as was ever lodged in a human breast! I care no more for her fortune than for the ashes in that grate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Doctor thought it very vulgar to be precipitate in accusing people of mercenary motives, inasmuch as his door had as yet not been in the least besieged by fortune-hunters; and, lastly, he was very curious to see whether Catherine might really be loved for her moral worth.  (not reviewed by editor)

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