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ex·pense

(eks-pens')
That which is given in exchange for something else; cost.
[L. expendo, to pay out]
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Having thus arranged our Expences for two months (for we expected to make the nine Hundred Pounds last as long) we hastened to London and had the good luck to spend it in 7 weeks and a Day which was 6 Days sooner than we had intended.
PICK OF THE WEEK MANCHESTER CITY v BARCELONA Champions League, Tuesday, ITV1 (7.45pm) MANUEL PELLEGRINI'S men did the hard bit - negotiating their way out of a tough group at the expence of Serie A highflyers Roma.
"Britain, at the expence of three millions, has killed 150 Yankees this campaign, which is [[pounds sterling]]20,000 a head....