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Personal expense   /pˈərsɪnɪl ɪkspˈɛns/   Listen
Personal expense

noun
1.
The cost of personal or family living.






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"Personal expense" Quotes from Famous Books



... for ourselves—that is for each other; and I won't pretend that I know exactly at whose particular personal expense you and I, for instance, are happy. What it comes to, I daresay, is that there's something haunting—as if it were a bit uncanny—in such a consciousness of our general comfort and privilege. Unless indeed," he had rambled on, "it's only I to whom, fantastically, it says so much. ...
— The Golden Bowl • Henry James

... others of the most extraordinary nature with which to bedazzle and bewilder the reader. At the close of the Exposition Edison was created a Commander of the Legion of Honor. His own exhibit, made at a personal expense of over $100,000, covered several thousand square feet in the vast Machinery Hall, and was centred around a huge Edison lamp built of myriads of smaller lamps of the ordinary size. The great attraction, however, was ...
— Edison, His Life and Inventions • Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

... perforce be practised after that might have tended powerfully to pirt off the evil day. Sometimes the husband is merely the care-worn drudge who provides what the wife squanders. Have you not known such a thing as that a man should be labouring under an Indian sun, and cutting down every personal expense to the last shilling, that he might send a liberal allowance to his wife in England; while she meanwhile was recklessly spending twice what was thus sent her; running up overwhelming accounts, dashing about to public balls, paying for a bouquet what cost the poor fellow far away ...
— The Recreations of A Country Parson • A. K. H. Boyd



Words linked to "Personal expense" :   disbursal, expense, disbursement



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