Sentence Examples


  • The new constitution, however, proved costly and unworkable, and failed to satisfy either section of the population.
  • The quest was very costly and altogether fruitless.
  • Several fine hotels and a number of costly residences occupy a plateau along the shore and the hillsides farther back.
  • So if a battle today were similarly costly, the proportional number of casualties would be 230,000.
  • The mistake is often made of sinking large and expensive shafts, or driving costly tunnels, before it is fully proved that the deposit can be worked on a scale to warrant such developments, and, indeed, too often before it is known that the deposit can be worked at all; and in too many cases large amounts of money are thus unnecessarily lost by over-sanguine mine managers.