Examples from the Web for expensive
We indulge in expensive cold-pressed juices and SoulCycle classes, justifying these purchases as investments in our health.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Expensive day care pushes women out of the labor market while men continue to work outside the home.
Community policing is expensive and, in an era of budget cuts, increasingly rare.
At 17 acres, it was the largest gambling house ever constructed, and at a cost of $1.2 billion, it was also the most expensive.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We knew it would be an expensive endeavor, and we still chose to make the investment.
He lived in princely style; was the possessor of numerous automobiles, coaches, and an expensive racing-stable.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
Wà ku palita kay mahal man gud, I did not buy it because it was expensive.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
A horse and carriage had been tied to a hitching post and by contrast an expensive, new automobile was parked beside it.Hoofbeats on the Turnpike|Mildred A. Wirt
Harvard University, the most expensive college in America, costs about $46,000 a year.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
The Sioux uprising of 1876 was expensive for the government.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
British Dictionary definitions for expensive
Word Origin and History for expensive
1620s, "given to profuse expenditure," from expense (n.) + -ive. Meaning "costly" is from 1630s. Earlier was expenseful (c.1600). Expenseless was in use mid-17c.-18c., but there seems nothing now to which it applies, and the dictionaries label it "obsolete."