costliest costliest  /ˈkɔst li ɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) entailing great loss or sacrifice
  2. (adj) having a high price

Usage(s):

  1. It's an irresistibly lucrative market, with the costliest 10% of stones accounting for half of the value of all the world's diamonds.
  2. Kindergarten tuition is $27,300; it's not the costliest of Manhattan's exorbitantly priced private elementary schools, but it's up there.
  3. But to the hundred or so top people in the television industry, it was Black Sunday, the costliest night in TV history.

News

  1. 2012 weather disasters cost billions

    From Superstorm Sandy and last year's drought to tornadoes, wildfires and a hurricane, the weather and climate disasters of 2012 caused more than $110 billion in damages, making it one of the costliest years on record for weather events, national climate data show.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Weather disasters cost $110 billion in 2012

    From Superstorm Sandy and last year's drought to tornadoes, wildfires and a hurricane, the weather and climate disasters of 2012 caused more than $110 billion in damages, making it one of the costliest years on record for weather events, national climate data show.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. 2012 Second Costliest Year for Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Sandy and an extensive drought made 2012 the United States' second costliest year for natural disasters since 1980, federal officials said today (June 13).
    on June 14, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "There is one job we can't afford on-the-job training for our next president. That could be the costliest job training in history," Clinton said. "Every day spent learning the ropes is another day of rising costs, mounting deficits and...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  2. "Our goal must be nothing short of a real breakthrough," Ban said. "Inaction now will prove the costliest action of all in the long term."
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Washington Post

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith called that one "the largest and costliest venture in public misfeasance, malfeasance and larceny of all time."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: John Kenneth Galbraith Source: Elliott Wave

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