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[hahy-prahyst] /ˈhaɪˈpraɪst/
expensive; costly:
a high-priced camera.
Origin of high-priced
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The growing of these high-priced animals must necessarily be confined to few hands.

    What I know of farming: Horace Greeley
  • What is low-priced, as everybody knows, is often dear, and what is high-priced is often cheap.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • Only a high-priced motor could sound like that—and only a piece of tin could rattle as the car rattled.

    Detectives, Inc. William Heyliger
  • It was obvious that his suit was the work of a high-priced tailor.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • A while after midnight a couple of celebrated and high-priced nautch-girls appeared in the gorgeous place, and danced and sang.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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