Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or fact of being costly; expensiveness; richness; great cost or expense; sumptuousness.
- n. The characteristic of being costly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.
- n. the quality possessed by something with a great price or value
- costly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Unsatisfied with off-the-rack roman shades — too dinky and un-luxe — and horrified by custom curtain costliness, I noticed the industrial roller shade, an undervalued player on the scene.”
“a Puritan chronicler, whose book _The Anatomy of Abuses_ is a valuable aid to the study of Tudor social history, and Harrison, whose description of England prefaces Holinshed's Chronicles, both deal in detail with the Italian menace, and condemn in good set terms the costliness in dress and the looseness in morals which they laid to its charge.”
“These are related since, while almost anyone can potentially gain economically from the Internet, whether through accessing work and learning opportunities at a distance or using online services for local projects, the costliness of Internet access may prevent many people from ever gaining the skills to take advantage of the online world.”
“Arousing much comment and curiosity was the costliness of the ball and more importantly, what the new First Lady was to wear.”
“I have to agree about the costliness of shooting premium bullets.”
“Luckily for the FDIC, the costliness of failures has dropped as the failure rate slowed.”
“Despite his exuberance, historians at the NASA symposium said the golfing exhibition fueled skepticism about the costliness of the space program during the 1970s.”
“Javier Hernández was the bargain buy of last season but this week his value to Manchester United could be demonstrated by the costliness of his absence.”
“Future medicines can reduce the costliness and pain of diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer, for which there are many promising research leads.”
“However, one element that held relatively steady this past year was the costliness of failures.”
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