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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses); Informal terms for money.

Usage examples (30)
  • The part of you that suspects the lure of filthy lucre is the the unChristian one, assuming the worst about people.
  • They kidnapped the sons of Ham from Africa for lucre; with the
  • The desire of this family to obtain filthy lucre was too great.
  • This means that lucre is not the only motivating force in politics. for more
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