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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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The process of removing excessive iron costs dearly to families with limited financial resources.
In his Easter message on April 12, Benedict XVI noted the world food shortage, the financial turmoil, the old and new forms of poverty, the disturbing climate change, the violence and deprivation, "the ever present threat of terrorism," to conclude that, "it is urgent to rediscover grounds for hope," and urged his audience to spread the kind of hope that inspires courage to do good even when it costs dearly.
On the whole, the industry is keen to reduce the problems caused by lost, stolen or fraudulent handsets - after all, it costs dearly to retain good spending subscribers,' Mr Adey said.