Origin of costly
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OTHER WORDS FROM costlycost·li·ness, nouno·ver·cost·li·ness, nouno·ver·cost·ly, adjectiveun·cost·ly, adjective
How to use costly in a sentence
Over the past several weeks, free speech has gotten costlier—at least in France and Israel.
As Bilmes reports, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are at least 25 percent costlier than previous projections.
And on Friday, an Iowa ethanol producer said that the spill proves that oil production has become “costlier and riskier.”
The increased use of linen paper in place of the costlier parchment helped in the popularization of letters.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)|John Richard Green
The bazaars are not roofed; and here also the costlier portion of the wares is kept under lock and key.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
The woman had some features that would be called noble if they were worn in connection with costlier apparel.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
I wish your potters sought nothing costlier, and dug in their own grounds for it.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
But hard and costly as the Dutch war had proved, a far graver and costlier struggle seemed opening in its train.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)|John Richard Green