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01. Our company's [profits] have increased by 20% over the last year.
02. Using the Internet to advertise our products has been a very [profitable] decision.
03. Josh Billings once remarked, "Take all the fools out of this world, and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or [profit]."
04. Someone once asked, "What does it [profit] a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
05. The union is claiming the company is making record [profits] this year, and that the money should be shared with the workers.
06. We are part of a purely non-[profit] organization working towards reducing starvation in the developing world.
07. You [profit] from your volunteer work by gaining valuable experience for future employment, in addition to the simple enjoyment of helping others.
08. Sam Ewing once observed that we are all born into the world with nothing. Everything we acquire after that is [profit].
09. His job includes analyzing cost and [profit] data in order to give guidance in managerial decision making in the company.
10. Our global economy now functions primarily to produce [profit] for large corporations.
11. After Cortez brought chocolate back from Mexico to King Charles V's Royal court in 1528, chocolate production became a [profitable] industry for Spain, which planted cocoa trees in its overseas colonies.
12. Too many companies today value corporate [profit] over the decent treatment of their employees.
13. A Cambodian proverb notes that stealing may bring [profit], but hanging costs far more.
14. A Chinese proverb notes that the biggest [profits] require the biggest risks.
15. In 1965, General Motors reported the biggest [profit] in the history of any American company, with earnings totalling over $1.7 billion.

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