- expense account,
- experience is the best teacher,
- experience meeting,
- experience point
Origin of expensive
Examples from the Web for expensiveness
The expensiveness of your apparel is not of much importance, but its freshness and cleanliness are indispensable.
The marks of expensiveness come to be accepted as beautiful features of the expensive articles.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
Tournaments were also interdicted on account of their expensiveness.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)|Charles Mills
He had a genius for estimating the values of land, the expensiveness of drainage, and the possibilities of the market.The Evolution of the Country Community|Warren H. Wilson
No, not for the world; what man of sense would bear the insolences, the petulances, the expensiveness of a wife!Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
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."