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cost

1. 
a. the amount paid for a commodity by its seller
b. (as modifier): the cost price
2. Law the expenses of judicial proceedings
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COLEMAN'S WEEKLY sent Martin a lengthy telegram, costing nearly three hundred dollars, offering him a thousand dollars an article for twenty articles.
twelve thousand francs a year to defray the costs of a household consisting of father, mother, two children, a chambermaid and cook, living on the second floor of a house in the rue Duphot, in an apartment costing two thousand francs a year.
Neither costing much nor lasting long, it was a journey which well-to-do merchantmen and others like them could well afford.
Charlie Sloane's slate pencil, gorgeously bedizened with striped red and yellow paper, costing two cents where ordinary pencils cost only one, which he sent up to her after dinner hour, met with a more favorable reception.
We're costing these ladies pounds and pounds already to get work for us, and they never will.
Madame Sviazhskaya had just told him at tea that they had that summer invited a Gemman expert in bookkeeping from Moscow, who for a consideration of five hundred roubles had investigated the management of their property, and found that it was costing them a loss of three thousand odd roubles.
These changes costing little or nothing, scores of Mary Annes are solemnly converted into Bevelinas every session.
It an't so much of a catch, after looking out so sharp ever since she was a little chit, and costing such a deal in dress and show, to get a poor, common soldier, with one arm, is it, mim?
Strait was the gate and narrow was the way; far straiter and narrower than the broad high road paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal delivery of others to the judgment--all cheap materials costing absolutely nothing.
Because inventory costing systems at that time were less sophisticated, the averaging process took place infrequently; in periods of rapidly increasing prices, an averaged cost for ending inventory items could be lower than any cost incurred during the current year.
Special note: If your mill runs colors, average costing is especially dangerous.
On the other hand, what may appear to be a cost-effective solution up front may end up costing the business a significant amount of money in the long run.