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Below you will find the definition of gain, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - derive a benefit from
EXAMPLES - Gain in a Sentence
- Or you could sell just the put, realizing a short-term gain on that. (source)
- Even if you don't do that, a short-term gain isn't necessarily painful. (source)
- That's the place that has the most contact and will have the greatest short term gain. (source)
- The evidence is they may get a short-term gain in the next Congressional election or not. (source)
- Sometimes change is required not for short term gain but long term growth and development. (source)
- Unloading the costly host and his team would be a short-term gain for the company's bottom line. (source)
- Here, therefore, is our list of what we call gain from the current heat wave socking the New York area: (source)
- You cannot convince me that pulverizing an entire mountain for short term gain is any kind of stewardship. (source)
- BAROFSKY: I don't think so, because I think, whatever short-term gain there may be, there's a long-term harm. (source)
- Short term gain, maybe, but they're eroding their own foundations and the foreclosed homes will soon come crashing down. (source)
- I fear that Osborne may do whatever it takes to reduce the national deficit for short term gain before the next election. (source)
- But in this case, the financial health of Citigroup was in such question, that it could mean a long-term gain for the company. (source)
- Meanwhile, the U.S. stock market's 15% quarterly gain translates into higher fee revenue from mutual funds and variable annuities. (source)
- If you sell a stock for a profit in a year or less, you get a short-term gain, which is taxed at your regular tax rate, as much as 35%. (source)
- Gordon says you can make this into a long-term gain (taxed at low rates) by taking delivery of the stock and sitting on it for another six months. (source)
- In fact, I believe that weakening the independence of the ECB now is more damaging to all, France included, than the short term gain of having a French rep. (source)
- Surely we may be excused if we have shown a little too much enthusiasm on this subject, for the gain is an immense one, not to woman alone, but to the whole race. (source)
- However, there is no public purpose in simply trading new issues for relatively short term gain with no longer term stake in the merits of the underlying business. (source)
- Meanwhile by "being more efficient" than the private sector, that "gain" is eaten up by the amount of money it costs the private sector to pay for all that efficiency. (source)
- But the team has reached the postseason only once since, and it can be argued that the short-term gain of the arrangement with Mr. Bonilla wasn't worth the long-term cost. (source)
- The reckless decisions made by the banks 'geniuses of finance in the preceding years were fueled by perverse incentives that rewarded short-term gain over long-term profit. (source)
- But they are going to take a look at executive compensation and say, it cannot be geared towards the kind of short-term gain that brought us the meltdown in the first place. (source)
- Also the saving $35 for a short term gain is not that smart of a plan especially, if the replublicans have to go along with a windfall profit tax on oil companies, get real people. (source)
- Capital gain is by definition short term gain without consideration of externalities, which tend to decrease real wealth through pollution, resource depredation, and social fraction. (source)
- You have to shake your brain out of automatic pilot, summon and appreciate a picture of the desired longer-term gain, and consciously choose the healthier path over the immediate craving. (source)
- The company reported a 13% gain in 2009 revenue to $981 million and adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization of $311 million for the year, which represented a 10 gain%. (source)
- And that's exactly the disregard of the costs and consequences of their actions that brought about this crisis -- the culture of narrow self-interest and short-term gain at the expense of everything else. (source)
- And that's exactly the kind of disregard of the costs and consequences of their actions that brought about this crisis: a culture of narrow self-interests and short-term gain at the expense of everything else. (source)
- Short-term gain, I say that because of simple math, because the number of Democrats who would likely walk, who are for abortion rights greatly outnumber frankly the one Democrat who is threatening to walk if not. (source)
- If they exist in the country then the gain is also 100 per cent; if they do not, then the cost of that proportion of them which has to be bought abroad must be subtracted from the currency brought in to establish the gain. (source)
- BLITZER: Dana, explain why it's a short-term gain if Ben Nelson, one of the Democrats who was pushing for this language, similar to the language of the Stupak amendment in the House of representatives that passed in the House, it didn't pass in the Senate. (source)
- Then you wind up with professionally managed companies that do not fall into the downward spiral of "excesses" and a "culture of greed" for short-term gain while the family aspect mitigates the risk of fragmentation, or worse, problems during succession of management. (source)
- Younger voters and African-Americans, who have been hit hardest by the recession aren't turning to the GOP, and the suburban white voters aren't drifting in the GOP's direction either, meaning the bottom line is a short-term gain without much prospect for sustainability. (source)
- This is a short-term gain for the Democratic leadership, but also it makes very clear that this issue of abortion, Wolf, which still divides Democrats, is still very problematic for ultimately getting a health care bill to the president's desk, because in the short term, Ben Nelson, one of the key Democrats, this was his measure. (source)
- If you combine the ability these business networks have to help set the CSR movement's agenda with their corporate participants 'ability to communicate with the public (including, thanks to The Supreme Court, during elections), you have a potentially very powerful force for professionalizing the business world ... for changing its culture from one focused on short-term gain to one that knows we must take the long view. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "gain" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 39 synonyms for gain.
accretion, accrual, accumulation, achievement, addition, advance, advancement, advantage, attainment, benefit, boost, buildup, cut, dividend, earnings, emolument, gravy, growth, headway, hike, improvement, income, increase, increment, lucre, payoff, proceeds, produce, profit, progress, receipts, return, rise, share, take, up, upping, velvet, yield
We have 24 antonyms for gain.
bills, debt, decline, decrease, deduction, diminishment, disadvantage, expenditure, failure, forfeit, forfeiture, handicap, harm, hindrance, hurt, injury, loss, misfortune, reduction, shrinkage, stagnation, stoppage, waste, worsening
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gain from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To come into possession or use of; acquire: gained a small fortune in real estate; gained vital information about the enemy's plans.
- (verb-transitive) To attain in competition or struggle; win: gained a decisive victory; gained control of the company.
- (verb-transitive) To obtain through effort or merit; achieve: gain recognition; gain a hearing for the proposal.
- (verb-transitive) To secure as profit or reward; earn: gain a living; gain extra credits in school.
- (verb-transitive) To manage to achieve an increase of: a movement that gained strength; gained wisdom with age.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Straight, direct; near; short.
- (adjective) Suitable; convenient; ready.
- (adjective) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous.
- (adjective) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap.
- (adverb) Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
- (adjective) Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
- (noun) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to
- (noun) The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
- (verb-transitive) To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) That which is acquired or comes as a benefit; profit; advantage: opposed to loss.
- (noun) The act of gaining; acquisition; accession; addition: as, a clear gain of so much.
- (noun) Increment of amount or degree; access; increase; used absolutely, comparative excess or overplus in rate, as of movement: as, a gradual gain in speed or in weight; a gain in extent of view or range of thought.
- (None) To obtain by effort or striving; succeed in acquiring or procuring; attain to; get: as, to gain favor or power; to gain a livelihood by hard work; to gain time for study.
- (None) Specifically — To obtain as material profit or advantage; get possession of in return for effort or outlay: as, to gain a fortune by manufactures or by speculation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) derive a benefit from
- (verb) increase or develop
- (noun) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
- (verb) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
- (noun) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating