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Webster 1913 Edition


Costly

Cost′ly

(k?st′l?; 115)
,
Adj.
[From Cost expense.]
1.
Of great cost; expensive; dear.
He had fitted up his palace in the most
costly
and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess.
Prescott.
2.
Gorgeous; sumptuous.
[Poetic.]
To show how
costly
summer was at hand.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Costly

COSTLY

,
Adj.
[from cost.] Of a high price; sumptuous; expensive; purchased at a great expense; as a costly habit; costly furniture.
Mary took a pound of spikenard, very costly. John 12.

Definition 2022


costly

costly

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Adjective

costly (comparative costlier, superlative costliest)

  1. Of high cost; expensive.
    a costly activity
    a costly error
    • 2011 October 15, Michael Da Silva, “Wigan 1 - 3 Bolton”, in BBC Sport:
      Individual mistakes proved costly for Wigan who, particularly after the half-time introduction of Hugo Rodallega, dominated for long periods.

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