verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of profit
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH profitprofit , prophet
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Example sentences from the Web for profit
From mid-2019 to mid-2020, StarTech paid $30 billion in dividends, amounting to 14% of profits.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
It has pledged to provide the vaccine on a not-for-profit basis during the pandemic and has lined up deals around the world to supply almost 3 billion doses.AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is back on track after getting the green light to resume trials in the U.K.|Bernhard Warner|September 13, 2020|Fortune
Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman in the New York Times magazine proclaimed that the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead|jakemeth|September 13, 2020|Fortune
The first for-profit corporation in the ranking — KeyBank, with 4,800 employees — is No.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save|by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel|September 12, 2020|ProPublica
Meanwhile, the stock market is at a record high, and corporations like Walmart, Target, and Amazon have seen their profits spike 80% to 100%.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction|matthewheimer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Together, the teams are working 24 hours a day for a product that promises much higher risk than it does profit.
She is using this technique, which generations of African-Americans have used for survival, for fame and profit.
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
Last year, Jet Blue made a profit of $168 million, $40 million more than the previous year.
They have to fill every seat—in most cases the profit comes in only the final three rows of seats.
As we plodded along he talked about his cattle ranch, the price of cattle, and what profit he had made that year.The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
The old Fleming found, no doubt, both pleasure and profit in lending himself to the capricious pleasures of his royal client.Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac
The annual balance sheet, however, would show the percentage of profit to the total outlay.
Between you and me, he swindled them, and beat us for 'extra' profit.Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge|John Newman
So long as any profit exists, the State has a right to tax it; unjustly it may be, and partially, but still the title is there.
British Dictionary definitions for profit
- income derived from property or an investment, as contrasted with capital gains
- the ratio of this income to the investment or principal
- the income or reward accruing to a successful entrepreneur and held to be the motivating factor of all economic activity in a capitalist economy
- (as modifier)the profit motive