Definitions

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  • adv. In a profitable manner, in a way that achieves profit or gain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a profitable manner; with gain; gainfully; usefully; advantageously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a productive way

Etymologies

profitable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It would seem obvious, therefore, that industrial firms and utilities have a responsibility to ensure that their ability to produce goods and services profitably is not impaired by either their own ignorance of Government objectives, or by Government's misunderstanding of business objectives.

    Bell is Big Business

  • Well, notice that government was not trying to get a man to the moon profitably, which is more akin to the challenge here.

    The Green Energy Economy Reconsidered

  • Titanic's makers used the idea profitably, only they bumped off poor boy instead.

    The Times of India

  • 'profitably' … because tax dollars only stretch do far.

    Conceptual Guerilla - Central Command in the War of Ideas

  • Thanks to copyright protection the film industry could profitably distribute its product to theaters around the country.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In the primitive trading days he had been a power over his people, and he had dealt profitably with the white trading companies.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • One can still profitably turn to a classic account such as James Henry Breasted's "A History of Egypt" 1905.

    Beyond the Pharaohs

  • In addition to the long-standing debate over the environmental impacts of drilling, public officials now are raising questions about whether some companies have accurately represented the amount of gas they can profitably produce.

    New York Subpoenas Natural-Gas Explorers

  • But torrid competition from Asia has pushed up prices for raw timber, leaving Hampton's mill surrounded by trees it can't profitably mill and sell to the struggling U.S. housing industry.

    Log Exports Hammer Lumber Mills

  • Despite the latest measures, Shiga also stressed that the strong yen is having a negative impact on the industry and warned of the "hollowing out" of Japan's auto manufacturing as the strong currency makes it hard to export vehicles profitably from Japan.

    Government Support Fuels Hope for Japan Autos

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