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And the support of prisons and prisoners is costing taxpayers as much as $74 billion a year.
Almost 80 years ago, the controversy it raised came close to costing its composer his life.
Our nation's excess avoirdupois was, it was alleged, costing north of $100 billion a year.
A book, costing much or little, plays no part in the matter.
We're costing these ladies pounds and pounds already to get work for us, and they never will.
It's costing me three hundred dollars, and the passenger-cars will cost as much more.
I told him it was my money, and he was costing me more than I could ever cost him.
I've spent already over forty thousand dollars without returns, and my lamps are costing almost two dollars apiece.
c.1200, from Old French cost (12c., Modern French coût) "cost, outlay, expenditure; hardship, trouble," from Vulgar Latin *costare, from Latin constare, literally "to stand at" (or with), with a wide range of figurative senses including "to cost." The idiom is the same one used in Modern English when someone says something "stands at X dollars" to mean it sells for X dollars. The Latin word is from com- "with" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
late 14c., from Old French coster (Modern French coûter) "to cost," from cost (see cost (n.)).