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It'll cost him more than he'll ever get from my miserly uncle to repair it.

But the result was achieved only at a cost which the little party could ill sustain.

It was easily done, and without any cost or sacrifice of principle.

We wish nothing that can be had only at the cost of another people.

I'll take no money out of a thing that cost Allister's death.

But as to doing what he wills with a word—see what it cost him to redeem the world!

But there are alleys, and alleys, as the venturesome lady found to her cost.

It can cost me nothing except her good opinion, which I can afford.

But terrible indeed was the cost at which the last had been repelled.

(b) How does meat compare in cost with the other daily foods?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French cost (12c., Modern French coût) "cost, outlay, expenditure; hardship, trouble," from Vulgar Latin *costare, from Latin constare, literally "to stand at" (or with), with a wide range of figurative senses including "to cost." The idiom is the same one used in Modern English when someone says something "stands at X dollars" to mean it sells for X dollars. The Latin word is from com- "with" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).

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