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Expensive

Of or related to the high cost of a good, service, or security. Expensiveness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Expensiveness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems expensive to one person may not seem so to another. Expensiveness may be justified depending on the quality of the good, service, or security.

expensive

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price above what is expected, given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Deciding whether a security is expensive is a subjective judgment. Compare cheap.
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The study of 128 healthy people ages 18 to 49 at the University of Rochester Medical Center was led by John Treanor, an expert on flu vaccines who has helped lead efforts to create and test new ways to make flu vaccine more quickly and less expensively.
Rajczak said he expects this approach to become the standard as the Services strive toward fielding systems they can all use faster and less expensively than if they developed them separately.
Maybe the local MPs who failed to attended the railway debate in the Commons last Friday, realise that the New Street Station plan (Birmingham Gateway) is expensively inadequate?
By moving applications from site to site using virtualization tools, business continuity plans can be tested more frequently, and less expensively, than they can be today.
Survey the expensively dressed Barbies strutting around the designer stores squawking into jewel-encrusted mobiles.
A sense of crass entitlement runs through our entire Government, who apparently believe they are worth the first-class flights, outrageous salaries and the expensively refurbished houses.
While Hirshman conceded that those "expensively educated upper-class moms" seemed happy at home, she insisted that "what they do is bad for them [and] is certainly bad for society." It's bad for society, she argued, because it reinforces a "gendered ideology" of family roles, perpetuates male dominance in government and business, and deprives ambitious women of role models.
One regret Leishman (right) does admit to, is playing the fool as the Bard of Kelty in the mid eighties, when among the scalps his team claimed was the expensively assembled Rangers side managed by Graeme Souness.
In reading the press, you might assume that if you are not manufacturing in China, you cannot possibly be competitive--that anything made here can be made much less expensively there.
Northern Ontario production gets pooled in the Ontario-wide grid, he says and, when combined with more expensively produced forms of power, like nuclear, the prices escalate.
Magazines are expensively launched with titles like Jane, George, and Marie Claire.
A few were imported legally (and expensively) from Canada.