Examples of costly in a Sentence
We use less costly materials in our products.
It was too costly to fix her car after the accident, so she decided to buy a new car instead.
They won the game, but their best player was injured, so it was a costly victory.
The decision to wait could be a costly mistake.
Recent Examples of costly from the Web
This makes such loans costlier for banks and consumers.
The peace accords of 1947 meant ceding about a 10th of its land to the east and paying onerous war reparations by delivering costly industrial goods to its neighbor in the east.
Second baseman Starlin Castro committed a costly error, Matt Holliday grounded into two double plays and Brett Gardner was thrown out trying to take an extra base.
Consequently, once integration became the law of the land many communities owned duplicate facilities that were costly to maintain.
Advocates are concerned that companies like Blackstone want an equity stake in infrastructure that will prove more costly than muni bond funding.
Starting at $40 per month, Hulu’s offering is not the cheapest (that would be SlingTV’s $20 plan) or the costliest on the market (DirecTV Now bundles peak at $70).
The factory was leveled after Veliscol closed up following investigation into the PBB incident, but the property has since become one of the largest and costliest Superfund sites in the country.
The report said the bill would leave 23 million more people without insurance and could make coverage unaffordable for many who have costly medical conditions.
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Definition of costly for English Language Learners
: having a high price : costing a lot
: causing people to lose something or to suffer
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