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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
With some book clubs being advertised on city subways and even national TV shows, lucrative opportunities are ripe for marketers, publishers, and authors.
But in his testimony, Mr. Banks did not mention the two other potentially lucrative opportunities detailed in the broader record of his electronic communications.
While edibles, including beverages, won't be legal initially, companies are already jockeying for market share due to the potentially lucrative opportunity.
Still, there is a lucrative opportunity to retool an entire industry.
As Saudi Arabia starts to open up to Western entertainment, American Media has sought to expand its media empire into the kingdom — the kind of lucrative opportunity that often comes with the blessing of the Saudi royal court.
The military campaign in Syria is clearly aimed at strengthening Russia’s foothold in the Middle East and Russia eagerly eyes possible reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula as a lucrative economic opportunity.
Prosecutors said Kaloyeros was part of a conspiracy to secretly enable developers who were big contributors to Cuomo's campaigns to win the lucrative contracts.
The Orioles have fielded several offers for their 26-year-old superstar, who is eligible for free agency at the end of the season and is expected to be awarded one of the most lucrative contracts in baseball history.
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LUCRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lucrative for English Language Learners
: producing money or wealth
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