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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Costly \Cost"ly\ (k?st"l?; 115), adjective [From Cost expense.]

1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.

He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess. --Prescott.

2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]

To show how costly summer was at hand. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

costly

adjective

1: entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory" [syn: {dearly-won}, {costly}]

2: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant" [syn: {costly}, {dear(p)}, {high-priced}, {pricey}, {pricy}]


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