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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mercantile

mercantile can be used as a adj

1.Factories, mercantile life, labor-saving machinery, the Northeast. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.The post-office is properly a mercantile project. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
3.Her husband was captain of a mercantile boat plying between Dublin and Holland and they had one child. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.Their mercantile projects were not much better conducted. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.They are so far, perhaps, more inconsistent than even the mercantile system. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.Such are the unfortunate effects of all the regulations of the mercantile system. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.In a rude state of society, there are no great mercantile or manufacturing capitals. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.By raising the rate of mercantile profit, the monopoly discourages the improvement of land. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.If the profit is less, mercantile employments will draw capital from the improvement of land. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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