Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an expensive manner; with great expense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an expensive manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an expensive manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

expensive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • BENNETT: That she was headed on a course that would cause her to die young and die badly and die expensively, which is what happens with obese patients, as we all understand.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2005

  • He is the so-called expensively dressed man who killed Cleonymus.

    See Delphi and Die

  • "Hung" is resigned to the virtual impossibility of someone like Ray ever landing in the kind of expensively light and airy houses of his clients.

    NYT > Home Page

  • We need to make use of our existing hard won and too expensively developed capabilities.

    Why the Moon? Here's Why. - NASA Watch

  • All part of the welcome of the newly (and expensively, and unnecessarily) refurbished transit mall, we guess.

    Fine with them (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • "In dueling PowerPoint presentations before the 10-member panel, appointed by the Obama administration in April, NASA officials defended their progress in developing the next generation of rockets, while challengers said that they could do the job more quickly and less expensively."

    NASA Watch: June 2009 Archives

  • All part of the welcome of the newly (and expensively, and unnecessarily) refurbished transit mall, we guess.

    Jack Bog's Blog: May 2009 Archives

  • "In dueling PowerPoint presentations before the 10-member panel, appointed by the Obama administration in April, NASA officials defended their progress in developing the next generation of rockets, while challengers said that they could do the job more quickly and less expensively."

    Augustine Round 1 - NASA Watch

  • And lo and behold, in several ways the league's guidelines are even stricter than FIFA's guidelines, and so the Timbers 'expensively renovated stadium clearly won't meet them.

    Jack Bog's Blog: September 2009 Archives

  • And lo and behold, in several ways the league's guidelines are even stricter than FIFA's guidelines, and so the Timbers 'expensively renovated stadium clearly won't meet them.

    Another substandard story about the PGE Park soccer renovation (Jack Bog's Blog)

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.