gainfully gainfully  /ˈɡeɪn fə li/


  • (adv) in a gainful way


  1. And with just 20% of the graduating class of 2009 gainfully employed, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, there are more and more of them each day.
  2. Businessmen in his novels are embodiments of venality or sloth; until middle age, Chandler was gainfully employed as a West Coast oil executive.
  3. But Schwarzman, unlike several Wall Street kingpins at his party, remains gainfully employed.


  1. Sacramento State’s Brian Katz gets a five-year deal

    After spending 19 years as a head coach in the Junior College ranks, Brian Katz finally broke through when he was signed by Sacramento State in 2008. And after leading that program to one of their most successful seasons in 2012-2013, Katz was reward with a brand-new, five-year deal that will keep him gainfully employed…
    on July 18, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc

  2. BEARD: Stockton Thunder job gives Kromm shot at ECHL redemption

    It took former Evansville IceMen head coach Rich Kromm three months to become gainfully employed again, but now that he has another job he’s kind of anxious to give the ECHL another shot himself.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press


  1. "I feel confident that I can gainfully pursue an NBA season with another long playoff postseason. All things point to go," Jackson said.
    on Jul 3, 2009 By: Phil Jackson Source: AFP

  2. "I might be wrong, but one can imagine that the driver market and maybe the entrants will be slightly more volatile than they have been in recent years," said Whitmarsh. "I sense that there will be some drivers who think they are gainfully...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Martin Whitmarsh Source: UK Net Guide

  3. "These recovery act dollars will give Michigan citizens an opportunity to gain career-building skills while supporting their families," Granholm said. "When our workers are well trained and gainfully employed, businesses win, workers win and...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Jennifer Granholm Source: Southgate News Herald

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