- yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.
- beneficial or useful.
Origin of profitable
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2. advantageous, valuable, helpful.
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Examples from the Web for profitably
Since, however, our contemporary issues are legal ones, we might profitably look at the biblical laws regarding marriage and sex.Polygamy, the Bible’s Ultimate Family Value
December 22, 2013
Which is always a shame, but never more than now, when Canada extends an example from which Americans could profitably learn.David's Bookclub: Northern Light
October 8, 2012
This indicated to her with what grain she could sow the field most profitably.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
I am now a lieutenant in the navy, and am supposed to employ each hour profitably.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
But farmers cannot profitably be considered as a single class.Socialism As It Is
William English Walling
Well, there are three things, I think, that we may profitably do.Expositions of Holy Scripture
We sent him to a mountain university and have used him profitably all these years.Adaptation
Dallas McCord Reynolds
- affording gain, benefit, or profit
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Word Origin and History for profitably
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