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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
  • Switzerland's reputation for secrecy in banking had become one of the country's most lucrative exports.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • lucrative = profitable
  • 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
  • lucrative = profitable
  • Paul had recently received a lucrative commission from an affluent landowner, Marquardt, to design a necklace and matching earrings for his wife.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • 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
  • By war's end, the Coalwood mine was a lucrative little operation, envied across the county.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • lucrative = profitable
  • Comparisons have also been drawn between McCandless and Carl McCunn, an affable absentminded 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
  • lucrative = profitable
  • 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
  • He never appreciated being awoken early on a Saturday morning, but it was particularly distasteful that he had been called in to oversee the arrest of one of his most lucrative clients.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • lucrative = profitable
  • Tonight, a high-tech, high-profile arrest of an American would go a long way to silence Fache's critics, helping him secure the job a few more years until he could retire with the lucrative pension.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • lucrative = profitable
  • 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
  • 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

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