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Definition profitable
  • It is Google's most lucrative business.
lucrative = profitable
  • Her endorsements are more lucrative than the prize money she earns winning tournaments.
  • lucrative = profitable
  • Papaw had retired only a few years earlier, owned stock in Armco, and had a lucrative pension.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • lucrative = providing much money
  • Was there anything else to understand except what was obvious to all the world—a heartless woman jilts a man when a more lucrative chance turns up.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • lucrative = profitable
  • I don't know whether you find also in your part of the world that there are certain people who go zealously snuffing about to smell out moral corruption, and, as soon as they have found some, put the person concerned into some lucrative position where they can keep their eye on him.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • lucrative = profitable
  • Easy, pleasant, lucrative home-work for wives: asking people to define their jobs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • She's got a very lucrative offer to fly for Mr. McLean.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "Well," said Amory, "if being an idealist is both safe and lucrative, I might try it."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • His dealings with Salander were becoming quite lucrative, even if still on a modest scale.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Federal offices are distinguished and lucrative.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • 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
  • Delta had made a lucrative agreement with the Americans.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Our previous arrangements have been most lucrative.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • In the mean time he had no money or prospects of money; and his practice was not getting more lucrative.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • 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
  • They lived solely for love and besides their official and lucrative friends had other love affairs as well.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • 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
  • He found many lucrative tips on "Focusing Appeals,"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • For many of them, the job of gang boss—highly visible and highly lucrative—was easily the best job they thought they had access to.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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