Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ECONOMIES

Let her practise then some of the economies he had vainly begged of her before.

Yet what shall I say of the upshot of all his talk of my economies and equivocations and the like?

It was all studio blague, and she knew it and offered no defense of her economies.

Polly and I can't begin our economies for several weeks yet.

Many of the economies of consolidation were so obvious as to need no argument.

And some at least, and perhaps the most, of these economies were open to the poorest labourer.

You will cease from these economies, and you will be discharged.

One of the economies in cooking is in the proper seasoning of foods.

But, Cousin Matilda, you must be tired of Bettina's economies!

It is not necessary here to examine the policy of these economies.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "household management," from Latin oeconomia, from Greek oikonomia "household management, thrift," from oikonomos "manager, steward," from oikos "house" (cognate with Latin vicus "district," vicinus "near;" Old English wic "dwelling, village;" see villa) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics). The sense of "wealth and resources of a country" (short for political economy) is from 1650s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.