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Definition of Expense

Expense

  1. A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
  2. That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time.
  3. Loss.

Expense Quotations

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
C. S. Lewis

I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.
Russell Brand

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
Thomas Jefferson

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Benjamin Franklin
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Expense Translations

expense in Dutch is onkosten, kosten
expense in German is Kosten {pl}, Aufwand {m}, Kosten, Aufwendung {f}
expense in Italian is emissione, dispendio, spese, spese
expense in Latin is impensa, sumptus
expense in Portuguese is despesa
expense in Spanish is gasto, dispendio, expensas, gastos
expense in Swedish is bekostnad, kostnad, utgift, omkostnad

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