[ UK /lˈuːkɐ/ ]
  1. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  2. informal terms for money
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How To Use lucre In A Sentence

  • In this way they form a kind of involucre around the central parts. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation
  • I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay any person's cause for lucre or malice.
  • Lucrezia now appears to be less the bride of Bartolomeo than the bride of Christ – the red of her dress matching the blood dripping from the base of the cross. Bronzino's Medici portraits – review
  • She married a foreigner for mere lucre.
  • The Australian Institute of Management's latest national salary survey found that executives and managers did not get that much more lucre last year.
  • Blithe references are made to jet setting from one US city to the next, and accessing a stash of lucre in a secret Swiss bank account.
  • Tantalus, ut famast, cassa formidine torpens; sed magis in uita diuum metus urget inanis mortalis casumque timent quem cuique ferat fors; nec Tityon uolucres ineunt Acherunte iacentem nec quod sub magno scrutentur pectore quicquam55 perpetuam aetatem possunt reperire profecto; quamlibet immani proiectu corporis exstet, qui non sola nouem dispessis iugera membris obtineat, sed qui terrai totius orbem, non tamen aeternum poterit perferre dolorem60 nec praebere cibum proprio de corpore semper; sed Tityos nobis non est in amore iacentem quem luctus lacerant: at quem exest anxius angor aut alia quauis scindunt cuppedine curae. The Powers of Hell
  • The year 1965 was a watershed: she replaced the indisposed Marilyn Horne in a Carnegie Hall performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia.
  • The Epicureans, not being able to shut their eyes against this glaring difficulty, that strikes at the very foundation of their whole system, have, for a last shift, invented what Lucretius calls clinamen -- by which is meant a motion somewhat declining or bending from the straight line, and which gives atoms the occasion to meet and encounter. The Existence of God
  • The town's lust for lucre has prompted other ploys, including attempts to impose a hotel-motel tax on a Northwestern conference center and a tuition tax.
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