English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "cost"

Don't lose your student IIt only costs $2 to rent a video on Wednesday nights.

Don't lose your student I.D. card or it will cost you $10 to replace it.

Her apartment only costs $500 a month, everything included.

It is costing them thousands of dollars to put their children through university.

It cost over $1000 to fix my car, and I only paid $2000 for it in the first place.

Rising tuition costs are preventing many young people from getting a university education.

Don't let a mistake like drinking and driving cost you your life.

These soldiers paid the ultimate cost to protect their country so that you and I could live in a democracy.

The player made a costly mistake when he tried to pass the ball to his teammate, and it was intercepted.

The rider got a flat tire, which cost him almost two minutes in the race.

We have had to raise prices because our costs have gone up.

If you do some minor repairs to your house it won't cost much, but it'll certainly increase the value of your property.

Since we computerized our inventory, we have been able to cut our costs by over ten percent.

The two companies recently merged at a cost of over 200 jobs.

Government forces were able to drive the rebels back, but at a cost of over 50 lives.

The accident cost the driver of the car the use of his legs.

The government intends to reduce the budget of all the ministries at a cost of hundreds of jobs.

This camera costs about $50 less at CameraWorld downtown.

He lost his court case and was ordered to pay costs of over $4000.

The judge ordered him to pay costs of $200, but dismissed the charges against him.

His drinking problem has cost him both his marriage and his job.

He has to have a costly operation, but they simply don't have the money to pay for it.

Our salary increase hasn't even matched the rising cost of living in this city.

The materials and labor for the construction have been costed at about $1 million.

The government has costed the improvements to the bridge at just over $3 million.

Yelling at his boss at the annual Christmas party was a costly mistake. In fact, he got fired the next day.

The cost of housing in this city is so high that the average family can no longer afford to buy a house.

The materials, labor, everything has to be costed before we can make a decision whether or not to move forward on the project.

Someone once remarked that peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.

Julius Nyerere once observed that violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.

Disneyland was built in only one year at a cost of $17 million.

The 1999 movie Blair Witch Project cost only $50,000 to produce, but made $29 million in its first weekend.

A Cambodian proverb suggests that stealing may bring profit, but hanging costs far more.

A Chinese proverb advises, Take a second look; it costs you nothing.

A Creole proverb notes that thanks cost nothing.

A French proverb observes that to enjoy life is worth so much more than it costs.

A Dutch proverb states that what costs nothing is worth nothing.

A Spanish proverb suggests that cheap things cost a lot of money.

An old saying notes that kind words are worth much and they cost little.

A Yiddish proverb states that experience costs blood.

The chalet we rented for our ski trip can take up to 10 people, so we can all share and split the cost.

The salesman told me the car would cost $5,000, but the actual cost with tax was $5,700.

The administration has decided that the only way to cut costs is by reducing the number of employees.

We require a detailed cost analysis before we can make a final decision.

In a department store catalog from 1900, a piano cost $98.00.

The American Civil War between the North and South cost thousands and thousands of young men their lives.

The government's decision to delay the election call may cost them votes.

In World War Two, it cost the Allies about $225,000 to kill each enemy soldier.

To save money on your food bill at the grocery store, look down; less costly items are often on bottom shelves.

The cost of supporting Vietnam's military takes more than half the nation's income.

Gambling provides lots of money for the government, but at great social cost.

Dog bites rank second behind sexually transmitted diseases as the most costly health problem in the United States.


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