princely sum


: a large amount of money
Their summer house cost a princely sum.

Examples of princely sum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be chartered for the princely sum of €420,000 a week in peak summer season, or €345,000 in the low winter season. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2023 The three men met with Washington and each received his medal, as well as a plot of land and a lifetime annual pension of $200, a princely sum at the time. Christopher Kuo, New York Times, 21 July 2023 Those willing to spend a princely sum can take 24-day private jet tours around the world, helicopters to Mount Everest’s base camp, and even trips to space. Samantha Delouya, CNN, 21 June 2023 Adjustable ambient lighting, 24-way power-adjustable seats, a head-up display, and an app that allows users to unlock, lock, and start the vehicle with their smartphone are all available—although ordering such items will add a princely sum to the bottom line. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 14 Apr. 2023

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“Princely sum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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