EXPENDITURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPENDITURE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
expenditure
 n.  total amount of money that a government or person spends
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Except for that small expenditure in the decoration of her infant, Hester bestowed all her superfluous means in charity, on wretches less miserable than herself, and who not unfrequently insulted the hand that fed them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
2  For myself, I found that I was expressing my tendency to lavish expenditure, and to patronize Herbert, and to boast of my great prospects, before I quite knew that I had opened my lips.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
3  Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
4  Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
5  Only during the first days of his stay in Moscow Levin had been struck by the expenditure, strange to one living in the country, unproductive but inevitable, that was expected of him on every side.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 2
6  Even the consideration that with such an expenditure he could not go on living for a year without debt, that even had no force.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 2
7  Cosette had been taught housekeeping in the convent, and she regulated their expenditure, which was very modest.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN AS A NATIONAL GUARD
8  Citizens," cried Enjolras, and there was an almost irritated vibration in his voice, "this republic is not rich enough in men to indulge in useless expenditure of them.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
9  He still held Marius on high, and with an unheard-of expenditure of force, he advanced still; but he was sinking.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE FONTIS
10  But her will-power seemed to have spent itself in a last great effort, and she was lost in the blank reaction which follows on an unwonted expenditure of energy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
11  There was a lavish expenditure of bread and cold meats, coffee, and pickles and cheese.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
12  I searched, ransacked, counted, calculated a thousand and a thousand times the income and expenditure of the family for three hundred years.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
13  Indeed, seeing that his expenditure was only one-fourth of his income, he might have been called a prosperous man.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
14  It becomes necessary to pour out more soldiers than one would like; a series of expenditures which are the unforeseen.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE QUID OBSCURUM OF BATTLES
15  One sometimes sees people, who, poor and mean, seem to wake up, pass suddenly from indigence to luxury, indulge in expenditures of all sorts, and become dazzling, prodigal, magnificent, all of a sudden.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—LUX FACTA EST
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  The government devotes a disproportionate share of the budget to military expenditure.
2  The policy tried to check the exponential growth of public expenditure.
3  The computer was my largest single item of expenditure.
4  They will be concerned to cut back expenditure on unnecessary items.
5  An interest rate increase directly stimulates saving and reduces real expenditure.
6  The group is calling for higher expenditure on education.
7  Savings have been disposed of in order to meet the growing gap between income and expenditure.
8  His expenditure on pleasure and luxuries is rather high in proportion to his income.
9  This item of expenditure belongs under the head of office expenses.
10  You may wish to take out a loan for a major item of expenditure.
11  Policies of tax reduction must lead to reduced public expenditure.
12  They must retrench their expenditure for the purpose of making up the deficit.
13  The leitmotiv of her speech was the need to reduce expenditure.
14  It is a variable topping-up resource to meet the expenditure ceiling.
15  Where traditional own resources are inadequate to meet the new expenditure ceiling, the fourth resource comes into operation.