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  • adj. Not lucrative.

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Examples

  • It was under the Kamehamehas, long before, that he had served his own country as Chinese Consul -- a position that was not altogether unlucrative; and it was under Kamehameha IV that he changed his citizenship, becoming an Hawaiian subject in order to marry Stella

    Chun Ah Chun

  • I'm first going to recognize the obvious "true" answer which is that by holding the price of crude high, they make cleaner alternatives less unlucrative (though perhaps not yet profitable).

    OPEC and Global Warming, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He is a respected lawyer, but he has spent his career in the unlucrative fields of labor law and advocacy for the poor.

    Thomas Frank: An Unrepentant New Dealer Runs for Congress

  • Mankell, for instance, wrote seven well-received but unlucrative novels, and more than a dozen plays, before turning to a life of crime; Karin Fossum was a prize-winning poet; Maj Sjöwall was an editor and translator.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Then it shut some high-cost factories abroad, dropped some unlucrative products and cut the design time for new chips.

    Reinventing Corporate America

  • Truly, Lamb House was no sanctuary, but rather a “small, crammed and wholly unlucrative hotel,” and the hermit no meagre solitary but a tough and even stoical man of the world, English in his humour,

    The Death of the Moth, and other essays

  • However, about half of Triangle's annual sugar production of 200,000 tons goes to the relatively unlucrative home market, and most of the rest is exported to the European Community under special trade agreements at around $450 per ton.

    Chapter 7

  • The life of the gipsy is not unlucrative: his wants are few and coarse, and the calls upon him are scarcely any.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 572, October 20, 1832

  • As far as he hated anything, he hated this work of his; long ago, had he been alone concerned, he would have dropped it, and taken to tramping the roads with boot-laces to sell, or some other equally unstrenuous and unlucrative avocation.

    The Lee Shore

  • It was under the Kamehamehas, long before, that he had served his own country as Chinese Consul -- a position that was not altogether unlucrative; and it was under Kamehameha IV that he changed his citizenship, becoming a Hawaiian subject in order to marry Stella

    Chun Ah Chun

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