cost


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cost

(Expenses), noun business expense, charge, expenditure, legal expense, money expended, obligation incurred, outgo, outlay, overhead, payment, running expense
Associated concepts: awarding costs, bill of costs, costs and disbursements

cost

(Penalty), noun amercement, bereavement, damages, fine, forfeiture, harm, impairment, injury, loss, penal retribution, penalization, penance, privation, punishment, sacrifice, unfortunate consequence
Associated concepts: court costs, treble costs

cost

(Price), noun appraisal, asking price, assessment, carrying charge, charge, consideration, expensiveness, face value, high worth, impensa, mark up, marked price, purrhase price, quotation, quoted price, reckoning, sum asked for, valuation, value
Associated concepts: accrued costs, actual cost, all costs, cost basis, cost of administration, cost of doing business, cost of materials, cost of repair, cost of replacement, cost-plus contract, costs and expenses, costs of suit, fixed costs, full costs, legal costs, legitimate cost, marginal cost, operating costs, sheriff's costs, total cost, wholesale cost
See also: bill, charge, detriment, expenditure, fee, forfeiture, invoice, loss, maintenance, outlay, overhead, penalty, price, rate, rent, toll, upkeep, value, worth
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They had undervalued the cost of building and maintenance.
Like all time-saving inventions, like the railroad, the reaper, and the Bessemer converter, the telephone, in the last analysis, COSTS NOTHING; IT IS THE LACK OF IT THAT COSTS.
The young men and women were determined to secure an education at any cost.
This, of course, I gladly accepted, because it was a place where I could work out nearly all the cost of my board.
Taking the sum of twelve thousand francs a year for each official as an average, he estimated seven millions as the cost of the whole body of such officials, which actually stood at twenty in the budget.
In this way, the State would receive without cost or vexatious hindrances an enormous revenue under three forms; namely, a duty on wine, on the cultivation of vineyards, and on licenses, where now an irritating array of taxes existed as a burden on itself and its officials.
When I consider my neighbors, the farmers of Concord, who are at least as well off as the other classes, I find that for the most part they have been toiling twenty, thirty, or forty years, that they may become the real owners of their farms, which commonly they have inherited with encumbrances, or else bought with hired money -- and we may regard one third of that toil as the cost of their houses -- but commonly they have not paid for them yet.
There I have sat helpless (in spite of my abilities) ever since; seeing what Robinson Crusoe saw, as quoted above--namely, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it.
There is another well-known suit in Chancery, not yet decided, which was commenced before the close of the last century and in which more than double the amount of seventy thousand pounds has been swallowed up in costs.
I brought my eldest son up to the Church; he is said to be getting on admirably, and he costs me three hundred a year.
In fact," continued Barbicane, "cast iron costs ten times less than bronze; it is easy to cast, it runs readily from the moulds of sand, it is easy of manipulation, it is at once economical of money and of time.
Sad thing about these costs of our people's, ain't it,' said Jackson, when Mrs.