Sentence in Classic:
It was a situation made to order for speculators and profiteers, and men were not lacking to take advantage of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Hosmer Angel must have some strong object for his curious conduct, and it was equally clear that the only man who really profited by the incident, as far as we could see, was the stepfather.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
And now, Watson, if you can endure the draught from a broken window, I think that half an hour in my study over a cigar may afford you some profitable amusement.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
All the profits of labor, on which they might improve their position, and gain leisure for themselves, and after that education, all the surplus values are taken from them by the capitalists.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
No sooner were the spirit monopolies abolished than the railways came up, and banking companies; that, too, is profit without work.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He knew he must hire laborers as cheaply as possible; but to hire men under bond, paying them in advance at less than the current rate of wages, was what he must not do, even though it was very profitable.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
That same day, Rostov, profiting by the darkness to avoid being recognized in civilian dress, came to Tilsit and went to the lodging occupied by Boris and Zhilinski.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And on the profits of it I do genuine scientific work in phonetics, and a little as a poet on Miltonic lines.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
His design was to profit as much as he could by the advantages which the acquaintance of Candide could procure for him.
He told me instead, with much rapidity, a good deal about her skill, and her profits; and about her being a scientific cupper, if I should ever have occasion for her service in that capacity.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
This certainly had not a profitable appearance, and I shook my head as if I would imply that it would be difficult to lay by much accumulative capital from such a source of income.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context