• WordNet 3.6
    • n profits the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    • n profits something won (especially money)
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The Profiteer The Profiteer
The Profiteer’s Cigar The Profiteer’s Cigar


  • John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins
    “To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”
  • Ruckett
    “Anxiety about the future never profits; we feel no evil until it comes, and when we feel it, no counsel helps; wisdom is either too early or too late.”
  • Jones
    “Anyone who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.”
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    “That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.”


In literature:

Some of the town or city lots yielded very high profits; one of a third of an acre gave a profit of $224.33 (Edge Darlington, Md.).
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The price was enormously high, and made successful smuggling very profitable.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Not a big profit, but a profit.
"Galusha the Magnificent" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Incidentally they were assured over and over again in a great variety of ways that the profits would be tremendous.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
There's neither sense nor profit for you in swapping jobs with me.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
The prosperity of the northern states was largely based on a profitable trade with the West Indies.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
I have noted, in the course of a busy and I hope a profitable life, that a faithful servant is an honest counsellor.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
At times one branch was defrauded to the profit of another.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Society can use the Shaw boys, but is it profitable to produce them at the price?
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
If possible, an architect, who will then have a share of the profits instead of being paid for his work.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

Broke! Broke! Broken
Your master's bank is broken!
He will count no more his profits o'er
O Lilly Willy Woken!
"Lilly-Willy-Woken" by Henry Clay Work
They have to stand about in mud
And cold fit for despair,
But I have made a ruddy pile
From profits on hot air.
"Alf’s Eleventh Bit" by Ezra Pound
No lessons conned in schooldays,
No studied forms of art,
Can profit us so greatly
As communion with our heart.
"Heartstrings" by Jared Barhite
So dey k'lated eberyt'ing;
An' de profit it could bring,
A'ter all de business fix',
Was a princely two-an'-six.
"Two-An'-Six" by Claude McKay
A sweet disorder in the verse
That never looks behind
Shall profit not who steals my purse,
Let joy be unconfined!
""And Yet It Is A Gentle Art!"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
O my sisters, O my sisters, I am powerless to aid;
’Tis a world of prostitution, it is business, it is trade,
And they profit from the brewer and the smirking landlord down
To the bully and the bludger, on the women of the town.
"The Women of the Town" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The ACI Foundation, a wholly-owned and non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), announces the opening of its student Fellowship and Scholarship program for the 2013-2014 academic year .
Energy and Acclaim , but No Profit Yet at New York Magazine.
Penney on Monday unveiled a restructuring plan, which includes close five department stores and one home store, because they are no longer profitable enough.
A Tale of Two Realities in the Boat/RV-Storage Building Market: Misconceptions vs Actuality for This Potentially Profitable Niche.
Low Rates Hit Bank Profits.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd's single-mindedness is paying off for the tech company in profits that will be hard to beat in 2008.
Learn about Planned Giving and why these type of gifts are so important to non-profits in the Greater Cincinnati Community.
Microsoft reported a 6 percent increase in profits on record revenue for its first fiscal quarter of 2012, bolstered by strong sales from its business division.
Are businesses such as green-building product manufacturers and architecture and consulting firms manipulating LEED to increase their profits.
Scott Hackman (left) and Jared Byas are the co-founders of the Open Hand Initiative, a platform for faith communities to collaborate with businesses and non- profits in a local context.
CAFTA 's Profit Motive.
Cat's Q1 report increases its 2010 sales, profit outlook.
Caterpillar is earning healthy profits.
Calumet 's sales, profit boom after acquisitions.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP's profit more than doubled in the third quarter, helped by huge gains in the fuel-products side of its business following several acquisitions.

In science:

To me this statement looks self-evident and I can’t recall the thermodynamic potentials (including all those not listed by Bennett) ever suggested as measures of complexity (except, perhaps, some forms of entropy2 which, however have not been really suggested as profitable measures of complexity in a serious way).
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
The second drawback is that prior to progression to each new stage, the waterfall model does not include a gate process—a management decision as to whether to continue development based upon the potential for profitable implementation. The K|V model will include gates after each stage as you will see.
A Software Development Methodology for Research and Prototyping in Financial Markets
If the product has a long-term profitability we repeat with a true scope and vision document for development in C# or C++.
A Software Development Methodology for Research and Prototyping in Financial Markets
If the product adds to the long-term profitability of the traders’ activities we restart the process with a true scope and vision document for development in Visual Basic or C++.
A Software Development Methodology for Research and Prototyping in Financial Markets
At present, proprietary content has been given mass importance due to the profits generated by selling content to users.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices