profit by

Also found in: Idioms.
See: employ, exploit
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps this is ordered by Providence, that those who have no right to them may profit by them, in that divine contempt of such profit which Providence so often shows.
Every student does not profit by a great teacher; but perhaps no young man ever came under the influence of Dr.
It was honorable attention on the part of Gentleman Jones to correct me when I was in error; it was honorable common sense in me to profit by the correction.

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