Usage examples for costly

  1. I told them there were ten thousand places where this cheap time- piece would be useful, and where a costly striking one would never be used. – History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome by Chauncey Jerome
  2. Costly for one who is wed! – Something Else Again by Franklin P. Adams
  3. The kardora or silver waist- belt is a favourite Bania ornament, and though plainly dressed in ordinary life, rich Marwaaris will on special festival occasions wear costly jewels. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  4. It has been supposed that his own family owned them, with English works, all of which were rare and costly and in addition to this likelihood, it is known that Rev. – William Bradford of Plymouth by Albert Hale Plumb
  5. The brown mummy was the thing which mattered, the real owner of the costly home. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  6. The people were very courteous, and Whitelocke answered to the meanest their civility, which is pleasing and not costly – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  7. In a single night the hill men with Jeffrey Whiting at their head had ridden down and destroyed nearly twenty miles of very costly construction work. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  8. I watched him out of the corner of my eye; he enjoyed that costly meal just about as much as Carpenter had enjoyed the one at Prince's last night! – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
  9. He ordered, also, a costly monument to be built for him. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  10. Independence is a costly luxury, and few can afford it. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  11. Mr. Bliss comforted the old soul, bidding her stay there till the neighbors forgot her, and the officers gave her some money to pay for the costly service she had done them. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. " But, indeed, I cannot think of accepting so costly a thing from Mrs. Reece as port wine," interrupted Jane, in consternation. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. The gift was plainly a costly one, and every eye in the room followed it. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. At the same time, as a careless selection leads to costly and inferior results, too much care cannot be used in selecting the proper material when good roads are desired at the lowest cost. – The Future of Road-making in America by Archer Butler Hulbert
  15. He paused and added significantly: Drowning out a mine's a costly matter. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  16. " I'm getting tired of it, an' it's some costly for me," grumbled the H2 foreman. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  17. But what, then, was the library doing in this splendid and costly villa at Herculaneum? – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  18. But you, who take Such pity of the deer, whence follows it You hunt more costly game? – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  19. His pity was always costly – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  20. That's costly Joe, but it's worth all it could cost." – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips