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  • And surprisingly lucrative.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She’d had no qualms dismissing her when she found a lucrative means to do it, a way that could keep her free of guilt because, after all, they needed to find an antidote.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • His Ph.D. would open up new possibilities: he could find lucrative work as an educational consultant, land a prestigious professorship, or publish books.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • In 1809 he was a captain in the Guards, wore medals, and held some special lucrative posts in Petersburg.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • It has been lucrative work, augmented by a group that for years has been in constant need of his services: U.S.-funded Nicaraguan contras across the border.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It would be long indeed ere you would find so lucrative a post as that you have now the good fortune to fill.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Karim was a people smuggler—it was a pretty lucrative business then, driving people out of Shorawi-occupied Kabul to the relative safety of Pakistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • One of our most lucrative means of laying out money is in the shape of loans, where the security is unimpeachable.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • She’s got a very lucrative offer to fly for Mr. McLean.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • By war’s end, the Coalwood mine was a lucrative little operation, ehvied across the county.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • Providing security was a lucrative business.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Comparisons have also been drawn between McCandless and Carl McCunn, an affable ab-sentminded Texan who moved to Fairbanks during the 1970s oil boom and found lucrative employment on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But Mr. Bumble was cunning enough; and he at once saw that an opportunity was opened, for the lucrative disposal of some secret in the possession of his better half.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • A small country-house in the neighborhood of Balaguier was at that time the dressing-room of escaped convicts,—a lucrative specialty.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Things had gone pretty well for a few centuries, and he’d built up quite a lucrative above-ground memorabilia business.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Accepting hundreds of lucrative Vatican commissions, Da Vinci painted Christian themes not as an expression of his own beliefs but rather as a commercial venture—a means of funding a lavish lifestyle.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • This branch of the compassionate art was attracting some of the ablest Japanese doctors, and it also happened to be growing extremely lucrative.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • And then Mom made the mistake of turning on the radio as a weather forecaster announced we could expect snow, and enough of it for the ski resorts to enjoy a lucrative Thanksgiving.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Despite his concerted efforts, he was unable to land a lucrative commercial sponsorship of the sort enjoyed by some of his more famous peers.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The Beach Boys made a very lucrative career out of happy-summer-land with all those surfing and cruising songs.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Fishermen gather in the Gulf of Mannar only during the month of March, and for thirty days some 300 boats concentrate on the lucrative harvest of these treasures from the sea.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The learned profession of the law was certainly not behind any other learned profession in its Bacchanalian propensities; neither was Mr. Stryver, already fast shouldering his way to a large and lucrative practice, behind his compeers in this particular, any more than in the drier parts of the legal race.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • So killing Downworlders is a lucrative business?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • With little productive to do, drug selling becomes a lucrative means of survival.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Gul told him he was from Waziristan and had a lucrative career collecting rare butterflies all over Central Asia and supplying them to European museums.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I am told that pork-packing is the most lucrative profession in America, after politics.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Peggotty’s business, which was what we used to call ’common-form business’ in the Commons (and very light and lucrative the common-form business was), being settled, I took her down to the office one morning to pay her bill.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Faultfinding being a proverbially bad hat Mr Bloom thought well to stir or try to the clotted sugar from the bottom and reflected with something approaching acrimony on the Coffee Palace and its temperance (and lucrative) work.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But in spite of his habitually dissipated mode of life, his inferior grade in the service, and his comparative youth, he occupied the honorable and lucrative position of president of one of the government boards at Moscow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It sounded more lucrative than helping people at the local grocery store bag their groceries or carry the bags to their cars for loose change.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • Milo, of course, had been the big feather in his cap, although having his group bombed by Milo’s planes had probably been a terrible black eye for him, even though Milo had ultimately stilled all protest by disclosing the huge net profit the syndicate had realized on the deal with the enemy and convincing everyone that bombing his own men and planes had therefore really been a commendable and very lucrative blow on the side of private enterprise.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • They lived solely for love and besides their official and lucrative friends had other love affairs as well.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • "Well," said Amory, "if being an idealist is both safe and lucrative, I might try it."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • In that hidden village there was a native-born tobacco planter who had lived there for some time, Don Jose Arcadio Buendia, with whom Ursula’s great-great—grandfather established a partnership that was so lucrative that within a few years they made a fortune.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "New York—New York—but must it be especially New York?" he stammered, utterly unable to imagine what lucrative opening his native city could offer to a young man to whom good conversation appeared to be the only necessity.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • When he got back to the United States, he thought of trying to raise enough cash to free all the patients, then realized this would only make detentions more lucrative for hospital administrations.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • We still had assets, accumulated during the lucrative years of Moody’s practice.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Delta had made a lucrative agreement with the Americans.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He found many lucrative tips on "Focusing Appeals,"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • He had no apprehension that Jones was in love with Sophia; and as for any lucrative motives, he imagined they would sway very little with so silly a fellow.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was not lucrative to a young practitioner, with very little influence in London; and although he was, night and day, at the service of numbers of poor people and did wonders of gentleness and skill for them, he gained very little by it in money.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • …were the Gelerts who had lived in a dozen different states and who apparently had left each one hastily upon detection of their swindling schemes; the Conningtons whose connection with the Freedmen’s Bureau in a distant state had been highly lucrative at the expense of the ignorant blacks they were supposed to protect; the Deals who had sold "cardboard" shoes to the Confederate government until it became necessary for them to spend the last year of the war in Europe; the Hundons who…
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Moushumi wonders how long she will live her life with the trappings of studenthood in spite of the fact that she is a married woman, that she’s as far along in her studies as she is, that Nikhil has a respectable if not terribly lucrative job.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He was in the East India Company’s Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Easy, pleasant, lucrative home-work for wives: asking people to define their jobs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Indeed, few rich commodities were to be obtained without paying a heavy sum in this particular stock, and a man’s business was seldom very lucrative unless he knew precisely when and how to throw his hoard of conscience into the market.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • The division of the island between France and Spain, which left the French in possession of the island’s western third, where they created an immensely lucrative and gruesome slave colony—a third of every new shipment of West African slaves died within three years.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I’m a bright but unseen, unknown bureaucrat who’s been passed over because I lack those qualities that could elevate me, lead me to a degree of prominence and to lucrative jobs in the private sector.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Horse racing was one of the most lucrative sports in America at that time, and even undistinguished horses often earned two to three thousand dollars a year.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • And then for several years as a night clerk in a bullet-proof cabin at a gas station outside Washington, where drunks occasionally vomited into the till, and pimps propositioned her with more lucrative job offers.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
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