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Examples of lucrative in a Sentence
Clubs take care of their star and other best players first, paying them lucrative salaries. By the time they get to the bottom half of the roster, they would not have enough money left to pay veterans worthwhile salaries … —Murray Chass, New York Times, 16 Aug. 1994
Since the health care industry is lucrative and largely insulated from the usual disciplines of the marketplace, it has been able to absorb an ever-growing fraction of the gross domestic product. —Marcia Angell, New England Journal of Medicine, 17 June 1993
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, 1859
Their success has given Gladwell an active, and extremely lucrative, second career as a public speaker. Much in demand, he is paid in the neighborhood of $40,000 per lecture. —Rachel Donadio, New York Times Book Review, 5 Feb. 2006
The business has proved to be highly lucrative.
the hired gun's mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation
Recent Examples of lucrative from the Web
From Bloomberg: House Republicans are throwing up new roadblocks to a Russia and Iran sanctions bill over concerns from the energy industry that a provision could block U.S. companies from lucrative foreign oil deals.
Several mid-size Arizona cities and have taken a stand against companies like Airbnb, which make renting a place for a family’s gathering a more lucrative choice than renting to locals.
This essentially ended Switzerland’s lucrative business as a tax haven.
There are also two lucrative academic bonuses: $10,000 for a cumulative team grade-point average above 2.80 and $25,000 above 2.90; and $10,000 for a four-year Academic Progress Rate average above 950 and $25,000 above 969.
In recent years, such work has become a lucrative gig that many prosecutors hope to perform someday.
Jeff Maysh | The Daily Beast | June 16, 2017 | 31 minutes (7,858 words) Michael Thevis built a lucrative pornography empire in the 1960s and ’70s only to spend the end of his life in prison.
Rent-seeking is lucrative, which is why there is so much of it, even when its pedigree is repulsive.
Boxing fans, UFC fans, spectacle junkies and curiosity seekers will make this the most lucrative fight in history, with speculation pay-per-view revenue could top $1 billion with perhaps 10 million PPV buys on Showtime.
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Origin and Etymology of lucrative
Middle English lucratif, from Middle French, from Latin lucrativus, from lucratus, past participle of lucrari to gain, from lucrum
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
LUCRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lucrative for English Language Learners
: producing money or wealth
Legal Definition of lucrative
1 : producing wealth or profit
2 : acquired, received, or had without burdensome conditions or giving of consideration
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