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1‘the purchase price of a car’
cost, asking price, selling price, charge, fee, terms, payment, rate, fare, levy, toll, amount, sum, total, figure
worth, value, monetary value
outlay, expense, expenses, expenditure, bill
valuation, quotation, estimate
2‘she accepted spinsterhood as the price of her career’
consequence, result, cost, toll, penalty, sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture
downside, snag, drawback, disadvantage, minus
trial, torment, bane, tribulation, affliction, suffering, burden, trouble, worry, deprivation, undesirable consequence
3‘he had a price on his head’
reward, bounty, premium
1‘a family day ticket is priced at £5.00’
fix the price of, set the price of, put a price on, cost, value, rate, evaluate, assess, estimate, appraise, assay
‘the software is available, but at a price’
at a high cost, at a high price, at considerable cost, for a great deal of money
‘it's not for sale at any price’
whatever the price, whatever the cost, at whatever cost, no matter the cost, no matter what the cost, cost what it may, regardless
‘the Crown Jewels are of course beyond price’
of incalculable value, of incalculable worth, of inestimable value, of inestimable worth, of immeasurable value, of immeasurable worth, invaluable, priceless, without price, worth its weight in gold, worth a king's ransom
irreplaceable, incomparable, unparalleled, expensive, costly, high-priced, at a premium, rich, dear, rare, choice, fine, exquisite, precious, treasured, prized, cherished
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