EXPENSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPENSIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
expensive
 a.  high in price or charging high prices; costing a lot of money
Classic Sentence: (182 in 13 pages)
1  White flour was scarce and so expensive that corn bread was universal instead of biscuits, rolls and waffles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Never, never any expensive gift, even from your fiance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  But Rhett, you mustn't bring me anything else so expensive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  It was a beautiful piece of material, thick and warm and with a dull sheen to it, undoubtedly blockade goods and undoubtedly very expensive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  Borrowed money probably or else the whole Elsing clan had contributed to give Fanny this expensive wedding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  The Elsings certainly could if they could give Fanny a new satin dress and an expensive wedding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  She loved gaudy and expensive jewelry but she had an uneasy feeling that everyone was saying, with perfect truth, that this ring was vulgar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
8  She knew she could not afford it, and she was afraid of acquiring so expensive a taste.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
9  They would have a front pew in the most expensive church in New York, and his name would figure handsomely in the list of parish charities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  They were always black and tightly fitting, with an expensive glitter: she was the kind of woman who wore jet at breakfast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
11  Her gesture seemed to show a definite intention of dismissal, but her companion had tossed a bill to the waiter, and was slipping his short arms into his expensive overcoat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
12  She wore her expensive green frock, with its passementeried bosom, bead tassels, and gaps between the buttons down the back, as though she had bought it second-hand and was afraid of meeting the former owner.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  Her expensive frock of beaver-colored satin with rows, plasters, and pendants of solemn brown beads was intended for a woman twice her size.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  It was dirty and noisy and breathless and ghastly expensive.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
15  The Jolly Seventeen looked disappointed, but the Jolly Seventeen liked to give advice, the Jolly Seventeen liked to mention the expensive hotels at which they had stayed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
16  They encourage doctors to prescribe cheaper generic drugs instead of more expensive brand names.
17  The table was glossed to give it an expensive look.
18  Individual components for the car can be very expensive.
19  To buy all the recommended equipment is expensive, but as an investment for the future it is cheap at the price.
20  Repairs involve skilled labour, which can be expensive.
21  Tickets are likely to be expensive.
22  Big houses are expensive to maintain.
23  The fleet is very expensive to maintain.
24  I bought the more expensive model.
25  Though a little more expensive, the larger model gives better value for money.
26  He has a very expensive wristwatch and he misses no opportunity to show it off.
27  This area of London is too expensive for most people to live in, but it's particularly popular with dinkies.
28  It is possible to vacation at some of the more expensive resorts if you go in the off-season.
29  Existing methods of production are expensive and inefficient.
30  Making the wrong decision could prove expensive.