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Correct spelling: expense

Definition of expense:

1) amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible ( as opposed to capital expenditures)

2) money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; " he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"

3) a detriment or sacrifice; " at the expense of"

Common misspellings for expense:

  • expence (60%)
  • exspense (9%)
  • exspence (5%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

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.

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