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Definition of 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

I think a lot of people get so obsessed with the wedding and the expense of the wedding that they miss out on what the real purpose is. It's not about a production number, it's about a meaningful moment between two people that's witnessed by people that they actually really know and care about.
Jane Seymour

Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
Ellen DeGeneres

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.
Jimmy Carter

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
Minna Antrim

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
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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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