filthy lucre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n filthy lucre shameful profit "he would sell his soul for filthy lucre"
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Usage

In literature:

Without the filthy lucre nothing can be begun or ended.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
When we talk of sordid gain and filthy lucre, we are generally hypocrites.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
Let us no longer cheat our consciences by talking of filthy lucre.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
Lucre those bills might be, but as yet having been kept unspotted from the world, not of the filthy sort.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
For filthy lucre and tawdry notoriety.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Filthy lucre, or the want of it, oppressing my boy.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
As it was, the filthy lucre never entered his head.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
We make any sacrifices for the new religion, and are willing to waste the filthy lucre of gold to extend a divine idea.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
Mind, the Bible calls them "filthy lucre," so I am not saying bad words!
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
I was not going to sell myself for filthy lucre.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
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In news:

Dirty Cash, Dirty Minds: The Psychological Consequences Of Filthy Lucre .
How will Assembly candidate Allen spend his $70 filthy lucre .
Dirty Cash, Dirty Minds: The Psychological Consequences Of Filthy Lucre.
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