expense

01. Whenever we go skiing, we try to go in a group, so we can share [expenses] such as transportation, accommodation and food.
02. Some couples count all their [expenses] to make sure that each person pays his portion.
03. Our household [expenses] have certainly increased since we bought our own house.
04. Many British Columbia wines offer excellent quality at very little [expense].
05. She is always [expensively]-dressed, and has excellent taste.
06. There's a lot of [expensive] stereo equipment in here, so we'd better lock the door.
07. She had to go to Osaka on business, so her company paid all her [expenses] for the trip.
08. Derek Bok once remarked that if you think education is [expensive], try ignorance.
09. A Brazilian proverb states that a wise man learns at the fool's [expense].
10. Joe L. Griffith once remarked that good quality is cheap; it's poor quality that is [expensive].
11. There is a Kikuyu proverb which states that peace is costly, but it is worth the [expense].
12. Our [expenditures] for this month are much higher than usual, so our profits are down.
13. To save money on your food bill at the grocery store, look down; less costly items are often on bottom shelves, whereas more [expensive] ones are placed at eye level.
14. The world's most [expensive] food is saffron, which sells for as much as $2,000 per ounce!
15. The human rights organization Amnesty International warns that in many countries, development is being pursued at the [expense] of human rights.
16. Someone once joked that a vacation is a holiday from everything except [expenses].
17. Industry is now realizing that everything that is recycled reduces the [expense] of buying raw materials.
18. Someone once remarked that a smile is an [inexpensive] way to improve your looks.

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  • Expense — Ex*pense , n. [L. expensa (sc. pecunia), or expensum, fr. expensus, p. p. of expendere. See {Expend}.] 1. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure. [1913 Webster] Husband nature s riches from expense. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expense — [ek spens′, ikspens′] n. [ME < Anglo Fr < LL expensa (pecunia), paid out (money) < L expensum, neut. pp. of expendere: see EXPEND] 1. Obs. the act of expending; a spending or using up 2. financial cost; fee; charge 3. any cost or… …   English World dictionary

  • expense — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. expense, O.Fr. espense money provided for expenses, from L.L. expensa disbursement, outlay, expense, prop. neut. pl. pp. of L. expendere to weigh out money, to pay down (see EXPEND (Cf. expend)). The verb is 1909, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • expense — ► NOUN 1) the cost incurred in or required for something. 2) (expenses) specific costs incurred in the performance of a job or task. 3) something on which money must be spent. ● at the expense of Cf. ↑at the expense of …   English terms dictionary

  • expense — cost, *price, charge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Expense — Expenses redirects here. For the row about members expenses in the UK Parliament which started about May 2009, see United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal. Accountancy Key concepts Accountant · Accounting period ·… …   Wikipedia

  • expense — noun 1 cost/money spent on sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, huge, significant, vast ▪ added, additional, extra …   Collocations dictionary

  • expense — ex|pense [ ık spens ] noun *** 1. ) count an amount of money you spend in order to buy or do something: Rent is our biggest expense. You can claim part of your telephone bill as a business expense. traveling/medical/legal expenses a factory s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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