He had originally thought the two jailers had bathed in some costly perfume, but now understood this is what a vampire smelt like.
His government was costly, and to meet its many expenses he was obliged to lay heavy taxes upon the people.
The queen wished to bury him at the feet of the Swedish kings, and to raise a costly mausoleum in his honour; but these plans were overruled, and a plain monument in the Catholic cemetery was all that marked the place of his rest.
The siege was long and costly; the army suffered severely; and only the tenacity of the tsar kept it in camp for six weeks.
All interruptions are not so costly, for in shallower waters, with favourable conditions of weather, a repair may be only a matter of a few hours, and it is in such waters that the majority of breaks occur, but still a large reserve fund must be laid aside for this purpose.
In a large city, where several inter - connected exchanges have to be built and thousands of subscribers are put into communication with each other, the service is at once more costly and more valuable than in a small town with a few hundred subscribers accommodated in one exchange.
Under his sons justice was equally, perhaps more, costly, while adequate protection was much harder to obtain.
The quest was very costly and altogether fruitless.
The new constitution, however, proved costly and unworkable, and failed to satisfy either section of the population.
Tertullian also distinctly alludes to the use of aromatics in Christian burial: "the Sabaeans will testify that more of their merchandise, and that more costly, is lavished on the burial of Christians, than in burning incense to the gods."
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.
When he heard that some men had come to Corinth with a very costly golden tripod, he had them brought before him.
So if a battle today were similarly costly, the proportional number of casualties would be 230,000.
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man--and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages--it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.