Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of great cost; expensive.

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Usage examples "costly":

  1. The appeal had been made to her vanity and to her love of pretty and costly things. - "The Squire's Daughter", Silas K(itto) Hocking.
  2. It was too costly of fuel they would have to carry. - "Sand Doom", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.
  3. For centuries its shores have been thickly set with costly villas- the homes of wealth and luxury, and not infrequently of learning and culture. - "The Lure of the Camera", Charles S. Olcott.