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Making or intended to make a profit.‘the challenge is to produce a profit-making drug’‘services are being run on a profit-making basis’
- ‘After being a thorn in the music industry's side for years, Napster is now siding with the profit-making crowd.’
- ‘In capitalist systems an individual views a business basically as a profit-making organization producing goods and services in response to market demand.’
- ‘The government could simply tell its bureau to act as if it were a profit-making enterprise and to establish itself in the same way as a private business.’
- ‘Railways were seen almost from the first primarily as agents of colonial development, rather than profit-making businesses.’
- ‘I have participated in the industry in both profit-making and non-profit-making projects.’
- ‘Even in the profit-making world of business, reports sometimes are written to please the top brass, not deal with real consumer preferences.’
- ‘Banks, like all other profit-making businesses, will be driven by a desire to maximise income within the business environment that they operate in.’
- ‘We're not a nationalized industry - we're a profit-making business just like any other company.’
- ‘Trusts are not profit-making institutions.’
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