costliness

[ kawst-lee, kost- ]SEE DEFINITION OF costliness

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Here every object was estimated, not for its beauty or elegance, but by its costliness.

When costliness rather than beauty is the effect of flowers, the display is vulgar.

From its costliness, however, this is only desirable for small work.

That other argument as to the costliness of old men to the state was for the present dropped.

It reminds us of the costliness of much of our self-indulgence.

Never scruple at its costliness; it cannot be richer than Anne's heart.

Indeed, the beauty of such ornaments as these seldom has any relation to the costliness of them.

The fit of the dress did not strike Paul so much as the costliness of the material.

The third barge surpassed all in the splendor and costliness of its decoration.

What may be accounted prodigality in the costliness of apparel?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from cost + -ly (1). Earlier formation with the same sense were costful (mid-13c.), costious (mid-14c.).

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