EXPENSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPENSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
expense
 n.  amounts paid for goods and services
Classic Sentence: (182 in 13 pages)
1  There were some who accused him of lukewarmness in his adopted religion, and others who put it down to greed of wealth and reluctance to incur expense.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
2  Such were the words which burst from the train, expectants all of them of similar grants at the expense of King Richard's followers and favourites, if indeed they had not as yet received such.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  If Richard returns," said Fitzurse, "he returns to enrich his needy and impoverished crusaders at the expense of those who did not follow him to the Holy Land.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  Nor will I even vindicate myself at the expense of my oppressor, who stands there listening to the fictions and surmises which seem to convert the tyrant into the victim.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  He preferred the radio, which he had installed at some expense, with a good deal of success at last.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  The rooms were panelled with creamy painted panelling, the ceilings were touched with gilt, and everything was kept in exquisite order, all the appointments were perfect, regardless of expense.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to anybody.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  He was just entering into life, full of spirits, and with all the liberal dispositions of an eldest son, who feels born only for expense and enjoyment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  The expense need not be any impediment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  If I were you, I should not think of the expense.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  It might not be saving them much, but it was something, and I could not bear to sit at my ease and be dragged up at the expense of those noble animals.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  It was a much safer place for a gentleman in his predicament: he might there be important at comparatively little expense.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  He wished to raise the class at the expense of individuals rather than individuals at the expense of the class.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
14  You may go to any expense which you think necessary.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
15  There is a delightful freshness about you, Watson, which makes it a pleasure to exercise any small powers which I possess at your expense.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
Example Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
16  Waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.
17  The guides are unpaid except for basic expenses.
18  The grant helped defray the expenses of the trip.
19  I have to superadd the budget expenses, in my opinion.
20  Incidentally, I wanted to have a word with you about your expenses claim.
21  You can claim back the tax on legitimate business expenses.
22  Relocation expenses were paid to encourage senior staff to move to the region.
23  Some of the executive staff were eased out to cut down expenses.
24  It may take several hours to figure up these expenses.
25  I'll be happy to reimburse you for any expenses you might have incurred.
26  Even when we've paid all our expenses, we should still be several hundred pounds in pocket.
27  The company will defray all your expenses, including car hire.
28  The heavy expenses involved in his marriage celebration cancelled out the possible pleasure he'd have.
29  This item of expenditure belongs under the head of office expenses.
30  As a member of the International Olympic Committee her fares and hotel expenses were paid by the IOC.