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expense

n. in business accounting and business taxation, any current cost of operation, such as rent, utilities, and payroll, as distinguished from capital expenditure for long-term property and equipment. (See: capital expenditure)

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What are the chief sources of expense in every government?
In framing a government for posterity as well as ourselves, we ought, in those provisions which are designed to be permanent, to calculate, not on temporary, but on permanent causes of expense. If this principle be a just one our attention would be directed to a provision in favor of the State governments for an annual sum of about two hundred thousand pounds; while the exigencies of the Union could be susceptible of no limits, even in imagination.
"Never mind the expense!" I interposed, losing all patience with the eminently Scotch view of the case which put my purse in the first place of importance.
"She doesn't care for the expense," he said to himself, pleasantly.
During the strike, of course, they spent all that they had saved, and would often return to work in debt at the same wages, or would move to another mine at considerable expense. In either case, my observations convinced me that the miners were worse off at the end of the strike.
Brooke, appearing to glance over the columns of the "Trumpet." "That's your hobby, and you don't mind the expense."
You wanted to frighten him away from expense, and we want to frighten him into it.
They have various ways of dressing their heads, and spare no expense in ear-rings, necklaces, or anything that may contribute to set them off to advantage.
She is very cross (mamma writes me) about coming abroad, and doesn't seem at all to mind the expense that papa has been put to--talks very ill-naturedly about losing the hunting, etc.
It saves the expense of my journey to Kingscote and back, and gives me the opportunity to "finish" a little in French.
Price should be relieved from the charge and expense of one child entirely out of her great number.
Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.