Sentence Examples


  • The new constitution, however, proved costly and unworkable, and failed to satisfy either section of the population.
  • The quest was very costly and altogether fruitless.
  • The mistake is often made of sinking large and expensive shafts, or driving costly tunnels, before it is fully proved that the deposit can be worked on a scale to warrant such developments, and, indeed, too often before it is known that the deposit can be worked at all; and in too many cases large amounts of money are thus unnecessarily lost by over-sanguine mine managers.
  • When he heard that some men had come to Corinth with a very costly golden tripod, he had them brought before him.
  • Reconstruction was a costly experience here as in other Southern states.
 

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