overcostly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ costly.

Adjective[edit]

overcostly (comparative more overcostly, superlative most overcostly)

  1. Too costly. [from 16th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Philosophy hath indeed armed man for the enduring of all other accidents, whether with patience, or if it be overcostly to be found, with an infallible defeat in conveying her selfe altogether from the sense [].
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)