Origin of expenditure
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Examples from the Web for expenditure
Its institutions manage the daily lives of Palestinians, sparing Israel the hassle and the expenditure.Mahmoud Abbas Could Dismantle Palestinian Authority
December 3, 2011
Every item of expenditure at her wedding will be subjected to intense media scrutiny, especially at this time of austerity.Kate's Royal Prison
November 17, 2010
About half of our expenditure has gone to standing up the Afghan National Security Forces.The Republican Fight Over Afghanistan
July 17, 2010
Some were the worse for rum—the largest single item of expenditure borne by the British Army during the war.Washington in Victory
October 10, 2008
The soil is hard, and the crop after the expenditure of much toil is often very scanty.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.
We have not detected any considerable increase of our annual expenditure in consequence.
Why have you encouraged me, sir, to an expenditure and mode of life to which we have no right or title?'Barnaby Rudge
We mistake the outlay of money for an expenditure of sympathy.
- something expended, such as time or money
- the act of expending
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Word Origin and History for expenditure
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