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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
The Florida Legislature is showing its hand in another attempt to bring the Seminole Tribe into a new, lucrative gambling agreement with the state.
Being a global tech hegemon has been lucrative for America.
Company leaders saw an advantage in New Orleans, where business costs were low and lucrative state tax credits were available for software development.
The newly lucrative business sits in a legal gray area.
Redflex gained infamy after a top executive was convicted of bribing a City Hall operative to get Chicago’s lucrative camera contract.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres’ offer for Hosmer is less lucrative.
The company had more lucrative businesses in niche markets, making screens for medical equipment, for example.
Understandably, the celebrity baby-making narrative is a popular and lucrative one and, often, one fans genuinely love and care about.
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Origin and Etymology of lucrative
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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