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- n. The state of being cheap
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lowness in price, considering the usual price, or real value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being cheap; lowness in price or value.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
- n. a price below the standard price
Page 194: “In call new colones the great quantity of waste land, which can for many years be applied to no other purpose but the feeding of cattle, soon renders them extremely abundant, and in every thing great cheapness is the necessary consequence of great abundance.”
So while we strangle ourselves in search of short-term cheapness, the world is passing us by and then we rail against those who have cheated, obviously, because we are the rightful heirs to the throne of world domination.
"The cheapness is an opportunity to buy," Mr. Orlando says.
If we recall the cheapness of government securities under the Empire, and the liberality of Napoleon towards those of his faithful servants who knew how to ask for it, we can readily see that the Baron di Piombo must have been a man of stern integrity.
Apparently, it is cheap and the cheapness is the attraction.
We are very apt to be deceived by names, and to be captivated with the idea of cheapness, without reflecting that the term is merely relative, and that it is very possible for a people to be miserably poor, and some of them starving, in a country where the money price of corn is very low.
But in this case the article is only cheap with reference to its _former_ price; the so-called cheapness is only our expression for the sensation of contrast between its former and existing prices.
In the second, the cheapness is a local accident, advantageous to the local purchaser, disadvantageous to the local producer.
Some of the cheapness is a result of the nervousness over the tightening of bank lending and concerns that the government will tighten other regulations further to contain growing speculation in the market.
All that conveys is cheapness, which is what all servers dread.