Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of expense; costly; chargeable.

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Examples

  • "Father's own Son" again, and so it raining very hard I went home by coach, with my mind very heavy for this my expensefull life, which will undo me, I fear, after all my hopes, if I do not take up, for now I am coming to lay out a great deal of money in clothes for my wife, I must forbear other expenses.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 13: November/December 1661

  • I went home by coach, with my mind very heavy for this my expensefull life, which will undo me, I fear, after all my hopes, if I do not take up, for now I am coming to lay out a great deal of money in clothes for my wife, I must forbear other expenses.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • From thence to the Theatre, and there saw "Father's own Son" again, and so it raining very hard I went home by coach, with my mind very heavy for this my expensefull life, which will undo me, I fear, after all my hopes, if I do not take up, for now I am coming to lay out a great deal of money in clothes for my wife,

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1661

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