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profit by (something)

1. Literally, to make money from something. I promise, you'll profit by this business venture. There are stacks of bills in your future.
2. To learn from some experience. Well, as long as you profit by this error, then it's not so bad, right?
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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.
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This rule is known as the "new business rule." In applying this rule, the courts preclude the recovery of lost profits by a new business based on the rationale that evidence of expected profits from a new business are too speculative to meet the legal standard of reasonable certainty.
Profits by industry: Profits before tax with IVA 284.1 -.6 -5.6 Domestic 226.3 -.9 4.9 Financial 23.2 3.7 .7 Nonfinancial 203.0 -4.5 4.1 Manufacturing 72.0 -6.0 4.9 Trade 47.6 3.4 1.4
Nonbank Profits by Type of Activity Profit rates for the eleven categories of nonbank activities vary widely.
Profits by industry.--Profits before tax (PBT) with IVA is the best available measure of industry profits because estimates of the CCAdj by industry do not exist.