Usage examples for expenditure

  1. If he had waited a short time, he might have taken the Upper City without danger, for through want of provisions it was reduced by famine to extreme necessity; but anxious to return to Rome, and fearing a new revolution there, at great risk fighting many battles and at great cost he urged on the war, wherein, besides the rest of the expenditure, the labour about the military engines required ten thousand pair of mules to be daily employed on this service. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  2. The primary schools need no preliminary expense; the ultimate grade requires a considerable expenditure in advance. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson