Sentence Examples


  • Surely to be so active must be costly and perhaps require financial support.
  • He had originally thought the two jailers had bathed in some costly perfume, but now understood this is what a vampire smelt like.
  • His government was costly, and to meet its many expenses he was obliged to lay heavy taxes upon the people.
  • The queen wished to bury him at the feet of the Swedish kings, and to raise a costly mausoleum in his honour; but these plans were overruled, and a plain monument in the Catholic cemetery was all that marked the place of his rest.
  • The siege was long and costly; the army suffered severely; and only the tenacity of the tsar kept it in camp for six weeks.

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