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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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With the outages costing dearly, business continuity and disaster recovery are emerging as top priorities for regional businesses.
NEW YORK: Technology may be costing dearly in lack of sleep and The national penchant for watching television every evening before going to sleep, playing video games late into the night or checking emails and text messages before turning off the lights could be interfering with the nation s sleep habits.
The Shibu Soren government has to deal with the menace rather than wait for a dialogue which looks highly improbable and is costing dearly," said state Congress spokesman Radha Krishna Kishore.