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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mercenary

mercenary can be used as a adj
mercenary can be used as a noun

1.But I do not approve of mercenary marriages. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
2.Well then, on that mercenary ground, will you agree to let me hector a little. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.Lie drown'd and soak'd in mercenary bloo. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.It is an advantage to get about in such a case without taking a mercenary into your confidence. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5."Money, money, money I think about money morning, noon and night I dare say it's mercenary of me, but there it is. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
6.Oh, what a detestable crew they are, these mercenary speculators. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.This body of soldiery--which still sustains a corporate existence, and marches down from past ages with an ancient and honourable fame--was composed of no mercenary materials. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
8.I figure to myself that the task of attending on your sickbed has devolved on some mercenary old nurse, who could never guess your wishes nor minister to them with the care and affection of your poor cousin. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.Why, that all those mercenary individuals, whom the many call Sophists and whom they deem to be their adversaries, do, in fact, teach nothing but the opinion of the many, that is to say, the opinions of their assemblies and this is their wisdom. - from The Republic by Plato

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