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  • He will tell you I am mercenary.
  • You mean that he is mercenary.

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  • 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!
  • Mercenary?
  • 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.
  • And therefore, you mean, I am mercenary—I only want your daughter’s money."

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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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