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Examples of lucrative in a Sentence
- 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
- 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
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
Equity underwriting is one of Wall Street’s most lucrative businesses, and underwriting the initial public offering, or I.P.O., of a company is especially rewarding.
Facebook and Google, of course, use consumer data as a core part of their lucrative advertising business.
Fentanyl, which is made in clandestine labs with cheap chemicals, has become a lucrative business for traffickers.
But with boys still often far more valued than girls, a lucrative business thrives underground.
It's expected to be a lucrative business with revenues exceeding $700 million a year.
And everybody did business across the border, lucrative business, back and forth.
Smuggling exotic animals has become a lucrative business in Mexico, where cartel leaders keep entire menageries on their estates, according to the BBC.
Exotic animal smuggling has grown into a lucrative business in Mexico, the BBC reports.
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Origin and Etymology of lucrative
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
LUCRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
: producing money or wealth
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