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  • adv. In an expensive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an expensive manner; with great expense.

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  • adv. in an expensive manner


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expensive +‎ -ly


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

    See Delphi and Die

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

  • The immediate significance of the solar lamp is that it provides light at night much less expensively, far more safely, and with significantly less carbon emissions than the main alternative in the developing world, the kerosene lantern.

    Jeremy Leggett: The Singular Genius of a Simple Solar Lantern

  • The expensively refurbished Clore Ballroom is rarely used for dance – a disappointment to the large local community of dancers and a waste of such a facility.

    Letters: Short-sighted and dangerous cuts to the arts

  • I think we really can make our clothes quicker and less expensively than shopping for them .... and also with much less stress.

    Blue Dress Painting


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