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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cost·ly /ˈkɔs(t)li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cost·ly a.
 1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.
    He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess.   --Prescott.
 2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]
    To show how costly summer was at hand.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory"
             [syn: dearly-won]
      2: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced
         merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey
         restaurant" [syn: dear(p), high-priced, pricey, pricy]
      [also: costliest, costlier]