Part of speech: noun

Money; gain.

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Usage examples "lucre":

  1. There is, indeed, a calling that may divert her from the thoughts of mere lucre. - "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.
  2. Verely this lucre ought not to be set light bi. - "The Education of Children", Desiderius Erasmus.
  3. You don't even shrink from telling the man you have elected to marry that he is no more to you than any other man might be who was equally possessed of filthy- if desirable- lucre! - "Faith and Unfaith", Duchess.