Examples of lucre in a Sentence
foreign coins are not acceptable lucre in most vending machines in this country
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In 1821, Captain William Parry, commander of the second Arctic expedition of the modern era, published a best-selling account of that voyage which propelled him on a book tour of Tom Friedman-like scope and lucre.
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Origin and Etymology of lucre
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lucrum; probably akin to Old English lēan reward, Old High German lōn, Greek apolauein to enjoy
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LUCRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lucre for English Language Learners
: money or profit
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