at the cost of


: by giving up or hurting (something else)
She completed the project on time but at the cost of her health.

Examples of at the cost of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Affordable housing at the cost of existing tenants? Defne Karabatur, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 These women often struggle every day with learning the ropes of becoming a mother, often at the cost of losing their personal identity. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2024 And when Mitch White became available, the Giants pounced to add the 29-year-old righty at the cost of Cobb’s efforts to race back. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 21 Apr. 2024 Others, like Mexican columnist Emilio Lezama, have compared Noboa’s actions to those of another young politician who is very popular across the region because of his tough-on-crime approach at the cost of some rule-breaking: El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Now, the famed bridge itself is getting a two-year makeover, at the cost of about €2 million, to restore it to its former glory, the city of Florence and the Marchesi Antinorini winemakers announced on Wednesday. Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 While electric options can add convenience and still provide a lot of user control, a manual option may be a better option for people who want even more control, albeit at the cost of extra work. Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2024 Given the justifiable shock at the cost of undergrounding BART through San Jose to Santa Clara more than doubling, there is an unfortunate lack of consideration of a more affordable and proven alternative. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 Israel already got a glimpse of this problem in March, when Hamas fighters regrouped in al Shifa hospital, which Israel had previously cleared at the cost of much opprobrium, forcing Israeli forces to attack the facility once again. Daniel Byman, Foreign Affairs, 5 Apr. 2024

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“At the cost of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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