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The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
B. C. Forbes

Meaning of "at the cost of" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT THE COST OF

at the cost of play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT THE COST OF

at the back of one´s mind
at the best of times
at the double
at the drop of a hat
at the earliest
at the end of one´s tether
at the end of the day
at the expense of
at the fiddle
at the last gasp
at the latest
at the least
at the mercy of
at the outside
at the press
at the ready
at the request of
at the same time
at the sharp end
at the top of one´s lungs

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT THE COST OF

a bit of
abreast of
at the request of
get the best of
grow out of
in light of
in point of
in the event of
in the midst of
keep out of
make a clean breast of
make the best of
make the most of
on account of
on the part of
on the point of
out of
sort of
take account of
the best part of

Synonyms and antonyms of at the cost of in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «at the cost of» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT THE COST OF

Find out the translation of at the cost of to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at the cost of from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «at the cost of» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在成本
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a costa de
570 millions of speakers

English

at the cost of
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

की कीमत पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على حساب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

за счет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

à custa da
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যে কোন মুল্যে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au prix d´
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada kos
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf Kosten der
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犠牲にして
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의비용
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing biaya saka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

với chi phí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செலவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खर्च
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pahasına
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a costo di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kosztem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

за рахунок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu prețul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στο κόστος του
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ten koste van
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på bekostnad av
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på bekostning av
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of at the cost of

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT THE COST OF»

The term «at the cost of» is very widely used and occupies the 131 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AT THE COST OF» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at the cost of

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10 QUOTES WITH «AT THE COST OF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word at the cost of.
1
Jose Maria Aznar
There are countries that prefer to think that they're buying comfort at the cost of others, but I don't think that's the way you can act in this world. There are no neutral groups.
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Shelley Berkley
While I support initiatives to improve quality and efficiency in Medicare, I do not believe that these efficiencies should come at the cost of patient well being.
3
Bernhard von Bulow
Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
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Whittaker Chambers
Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
5
Jackie Chan
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
6
Chris Christie
Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution.
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Charles Colson
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
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Scott Cook
Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.
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Morarji Desai
If we do not want to be pained by anybody we must not pain anybody; and how can man consider himself humane if he wants to live at the cost of others.
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B. C. Forbes
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT THE COST OF»

Discover the use of at the cost of in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to at the cost of and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cost of Discipleship
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic text on ethics, humanism, and civic duty.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 2012
2
Japan - Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the ...
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Johannes Justus Rein, 2010
3
Career at the Cost of Compromise: Günter Eich's Life and ...
Günter Eich's Life and Work in the Years 1933-1945 Glenn R. Cuomo. " WEIZENKANTATE," "FAHRTEN IN DER PRARIE,' AND "RADIUM" In this final part of the examination of Eich's Nazi-era radio texts we come to three plays with a common ...
Glenn R. Cuomo, 1989
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At What Price?:: Conceptualizing and Measuring ...
Cost-of-Living Indexes Cost-of-living indexes compare prices, not by looking at the cost of a basket at different sets of prices but at the cost of living at different sets of prices. Basket price indexes work with the cost of specific goods and services ...
Christopher Mackie, Committee on National Statistics, Charles Schultze, 2002
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The Cost of Winning: Global Development Policies and Broken ...
Food stamps started in 1961 for 50,000 recipients at the cost of $825,000. By 1993, there were 27 million food-stamp recipients costing taxpayers $22 billion.1 Welfare created many more dependents. Taxpayers, according to Fund, have ...
Michael H. Cosgrove
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New Perspectives on the Late Victorian Economy: Essays in ...
... real wages in the Edwardian era. Stripped of complications, it is this. If the estimates of a fall in real wages are correct there are essentially three possible explanations for the failure 151. Chapter. 6. 6: A new look at the cost of living 1870-1914.
James Foreman-Peck, 2003
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An Address Delivered at South Coventry, Conn., at the ...
In 1787 the monument was erected at the cost of 300£ sterling. Eldridge Gerry was a soldier of the revolution, and Vice President of the United States. The gratitude of the nation marked the spot where his remains were deposited, — and that ...
Andrew Thompson Judson, 1837
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The Clean Water Act Handbook
The first such test is the "POTW cost-comparison test." In performing this test, EPA identifies a candidate BCT technology and looks at the cost of using that technology to remove additional conventional pollutants beyond those removed at the ...
Mark Ryan, 2003
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A Textbook of Business Finance
In the net present value method, a project will be accepted if it has a positive net present value when the cash flows are discounted at the cost of capital. In this sense, the cost of capital is the discount rate used in evaluating the desirability of  ...
Ashiq Hussain, 1989
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Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen ...
They resisted those foreign invaders even at the cost of their lives.21 Giap claimed that, long ago, his nation accepted the concept of “people's wars” wherein combatants were united both militarily and politically. “The present offensive ...
Cecil B. Currey, Cecil R. Currey autofilled, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT THE COST OF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at the cost of is used in the context of the following news items.
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A summary of the Greek crisis for the benefit of fintech people
But, for the Greeks, it would still come at the cost of a different type of freedom: living in a big data panopticon. Nor would it necessarily solve the ... «FT Alphaville, Jul 15»
2
Confessions of a Clinton reporter: The media's 5 unspoken rules for …
The emphasis on a candidate's flaws — real or perceived — comes at the cost of the candidate's ability to focus his or her message and at the ... «Vox, Jul 15»
3
The Uses and Misuses of History: On Jefferson Davis, Thomas More …
He is revered as a man of principle because he refused, at the cost of his life, to give in to demands by Henry VIII that he recognize him as the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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An open letter to Sachin Bansal (Flipkart)....sent on 13-May'15
... (Mobile App and internet site) would be 1.3-1.4x and not 2x thus saving one-third of IT cost at the cost of half of potent platform (internet site). «Pulse, Jul 15»
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Green Shoots
... increases over time -- a seeming bargain to students could come at the cost of hollowing out the institutions to which they're gaining access. «Inside Higher Ed, Jul 15»
6
Core-review success not so clear-cut
It is a race Penticton appears determined to win at the cost of its home owners. Penticton paid for its high debt level by cutting services and ... «Prince George Citizen, Jul 15»
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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Rob Biertempfel column
MLB's decision to go all digital will save a lot of trees "” but at the cost of nostalgia. Tapping an iPhone screen doesn't feel the same as ... «GoErie.com, Jul 15»
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Connecticut Vietnam Veterans to Be Honored at Two-Day Event
Otherwise, rides can be scheduled and paid for on-site at the cost of $100. People can also view "Voices From Vietnam" and Gold Star Families ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
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NHS to reveal cost of missed appointments to patients
According to NHS figures, more than 12 million doctors' appointments are missed every year at the cost of £160m to the taxpayer. «The Week UK, Jul 15»
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Urban surge at the cost of rural folks
Even as Tamil Nadu forges ahead in urbanisation, income levels of rural households present a bleak picture, reveals the Socio Economic and ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»

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