Definition of lucre in English:
Money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable way: officials getting their hands grubby with filthy lucre
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- Cheap points, and, possibly, some mitigating box office lucre, can be gained by criticizing an American audience overseas in Europe.
- But at least most of us don't have to earn our lucre by taking bribes at refugee centres and metro police roadblocks.
- They came here for lucre, they left when the money ran out.
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