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Definition of expense:

  1. Costs of a law suit.
  2. Outlay; cost; disbursement; price paid.

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This graph shows how "expense" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for expense:

  1. The cost of a thing is whatever one surrenders or gives up for it, intentionally or unintentionally, or even unconsciously; expense is what is laid out by calculation or intention. We say, " he won his fame at the cost of his life;" " I know it to my cost;" we speak of a joke at another's expense; at another's cost would seem to make it a more serious matter. There is a tendency to use cost of what we pay for a possession, expense of what we pay for a service; we speak of the cost of goods, the expense of making up. Outlay is used of some definite expenditure, as for the purchase of supplies; outgo of a steady drain or of incidental expenses. See PRICE.
  2. I should like to feast my friends at the Middlers' expense.
  3. Expense of a Wife.

Quotes for expense:

  1. In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens. - David Brin
  2. Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. - Edmund Burke
  3. Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. - James Madison
  4. At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory. - John Strachan
  5. What upset me the most was not that I would die, but that I was letting down my parents. I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine, at the expense of my parents. - Linda Vester

Idioms for expense:

  1. at sb's expense, at at the expense of sb
  2. blow/ hang the expense
  3. at the expense of sth
  4. at your expense
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