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Cheap

Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. Cheapness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Cheapness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems cheap to one person may seem expensive to another. Cheapness may, but does not always, indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

cheap

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price below what is expected given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Determining whether a security is cheap is a subjective judgment. Compare expensive.
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And yet the Trust produces milk more cheaply than could the independent dairymen?
A thousand looms assembled in a large factory, and driven by a central engine wove cloth vastly more cheaply than could the cottage weavers on their hand-looms.
By your own confession the trust machines do the work more efficiently and more cheaply than you can.
I am weary of my cheaply won success in the pulpit.
She will sell cheaply, for a big place like that in a small village like the Glen will not be very easy to dispose of.
My purpose in going to Walden Pond was not to live cheaply nor to live dearly there, but to transact some private business with the fewest obstacles; to be hindered from accomplishing which for want of a little common sense, a little enterprise and business talent, appeared not so sad as foolish.
He knew he must hire laborers as cheaply as possible; but to hire men under bond, paying them in advance at less than the current rate of wages, was what he must not do, even though it was very profitable.
We could live cheaply by the daily work of my hands, and could save every farthing we possessed to forward the purpose, the righteous purpose, of redressing an infamous wrong--which, from first to last, I now kept steadily in view.
She required a few pieces herself, the Foundation which, after many importunities, had gathered her to its charitable breast, giving nothing but bare planks and cheaply papered bricks to the objects of its solicitude.
A lonely brother, many thousands of miles away, writing, on paper blotted with tears, that her words had too soon come true, and that all the treasures in the world would be cheaply bartered for a sight of her dear face?
Truly, having by this time said everything she could say in maintenance of her wonderfully mythical position, and in admonition to Mr Meagles that he must not expect to bear his honours of alliance too cheaply, Mrs Gowan was disposed to forgo the rest.
Being a boy of fourteen, cheaply educated at Brussels when his sister's expulsion befell, it was some little time before he heard of it--probably from herself, for the mother was dead; but that I don't know.