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profit by something

 and profit from something 
1. Lit. to gain money from something. You will surely profit by investing in this stock. I know I will profit from this investment.
2. Fig. to learn from something. I am sure you will profit by your unpleasant experience. Yes, I will profit from my failure.
See also: profit
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Such a student, if he be bright, will profit more by an experience like this than he could profit by all the books on sociology and economics that ever were written.
She made up her mind to profit by her acquaintance with so many writers, and without loss of time began to learn shorthand and typewriting.
I speak in the present, `We are here, and we must profit by it.
On the other side, prudence bids us profit by the first opportunity to leave the Nautilus.
The only available standard was the market price, and this he rejected as being fixed by competition among capitalists who could only secure profit by obtaining from their workmen more products than they paid them for, and could only tempt customers by offering a share of the unpaid-for part of the products as a reduction in price.
In the forecast period, let's say we anticipate increasing both sales and gross profit by 10%.
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