toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

mercenary
used in The Scarlet Letter

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
marked by materialism or a profit orientation
  • This body of soldiery—which still sustains a corporate existence, and marches down from past ages with an ancient and honourable fame—was composed of no mercenary materials.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (8% in)
mercenary = concerned with money
There are no more uses of "mercenary" in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®