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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
And the two most lucrative commodities in Indiana, corn and soybeans, bring in just shy of $6 billion a year for farmers.
The move will help the Spurs cement their place among the leading European clubs that regularly qualify for the Champions League, the lucrative continental competition for the top teams.
Why tamper with something that has been so successful -- and so lucrative -- to the university?
Heroin, per kilo, is more lucrative than cocaine, and easier logistically to transport to the United States.
Boeing hopes a JSTARS win could incline the Air Force to choose the 737 to replace more than 100 different types of special-mission aircraft in its inventory — contracts that are lucrative far beyond the mere number of 737s involved.
After the deal was struck, his business dealings in Turkey took off, including lucrative contracts with state firms.
And both are apparently quite lucrative for their creators.
That's bad news for Democratic gubernatorial contender J.B. Pritzker, whose family owns Entertainment Cruises, the Chicago firm that lost the lucrative contract at the final hour.
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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 century
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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