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profiteer
 n.  one who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by their corresponding assumption of risk
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  The trouble with most of us Southerners," continued Rhett Butler, "is that we either don't travel enough or we don't profit enough by our travels.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Half the money is honestly mine," he continued, "honestly made with the aid of honest Union patriots who were willing to sell out the Union behind its back--for one-hundred-per-cent profit on their goods.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Completely surrounding the state capitol was a host of promoters, speculators, seekers after contracts and others hoping to profit from the orgy of spending, and many were growing shamelessly rich.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  No one, however, appeared to profit by the opportunity; and after a half hour of fruitless waiting she rose and wandered on.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Aniele had given the entire profit of her chickens for several months.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  Also election day came round again, and Jurgis made half a week's wages out of that, all net profit.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  They were followed at a little distance by the scout, with a view to profit early by their report, and to obtain some faint knowledge for himself of the more immediate localities.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
8  He was alone, if the solitary sentinel who paced the mound be excepted; for the artillerists had hastened also to profit by the temporary suspension of their arduous duties.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
9  "Why, when you have a job in hand that may bring a clean profit of somewhere about a thousand or sixteen hundred, why, Tom, you're onreasonable," said Haley.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
10  It was used for milling corn, and brought in a handsome money profit.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
11  And thus fortified, as I supposed, on every side, I began to profit by the strange immunities of my position.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
12  It leaveth no profit for the usages of the moneys; and, besides, the good horse may have suffered wrong in this day's encounter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  Everything is to be sold and paid for now; and all the things you mention now, Wragby and Shipley sells them to the people, at a good profit.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  I mean to make my profit of Mrs Wallis, however.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
15  Being himself childless, it was his openly expressed desire that the whole countryside should, within his own lifetime, profit by his good fortune, and many will have personal reasons for bewailing his untimely end.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
Example Sentence: (103 in 7 pages)
1  How about the freedom to not have to worry that some greedy profiteer is going to plunder all of my retirement options?
2  We should be able to sell the house at a profit.
3  The firm will be able to undercut its competitors whilst still making a profit.
4  The agency is voluntary and not run for profit.
5  In the final analysis, it is the drug companies that are going to profit from this policy.
6  In the final analysis, profit is the motive.
7  The artist found much to his profit in the Louvre.
8  Let's assume the company makes ten pence profit on every widget they sell.
9  Further investment is contingent upon the company's profit performance.
10  When we know how much is profit, then we can apportion the money among/between us.
11  Under the old regime black marketeers would buy almost anything from Western tourists and resell it at an enormous profit.
12  That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
13  They sold the business at a profit / loss.
14  Many receive advice only the wise profit by it.
15  A businessman should grab at any chance to make a profit.