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    What does the following sentence mean?
    "He found to his cost"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika
    What does the following sentence mean?
    "He found to his cost"
    no clue...are you sure you have it right?

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    He found to his cost

    I am reading Ewardian Hey-Days by George Cornwallis-West. He speaks of a performance: "It was here that one could see Zaza shot out of a cannon twice a day, a most painflul performance, I should imagine, as I believe the lady subsequently found to her cost..."

    Well, what is the meaning of "found to her cost"?

    Thanks for all your hints. Monika

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    He found to his cost

    I am reading Ewardian Hey-Days by George Cornwallis-West. He speaks of a performance: "It was here that one could see Zaza shot out of a cannon twice a day, a most painflul performance, I should imagine, as I believe the lady subsequently found to her cost..."

    Well, what is the meaning of "found to her cost"?

    Thanks for all your hints. Monika
    I would think it means that it was the sacrifice she had to pay ( that's what it cost her) to do that daredevil stunt...it was a painful thing to do on her part.

    If you look it up in the dictionary, cost would mean here "A loss sustained in the accomplishment of or as the result of something".

    That's how I would read it, Monika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika
    What does the following sentence mean?
    "He found to his cost"
    Hi Monika,
    According to the context, i may suggest this meaning " she is a valuable person (=found to her cost) because of her risky performance"

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    Hi Monika,
    According to the context, i may suggest this meaning " she is a valuable person (=found to her cost) because of her risky performance"
    I really don't see it that way. To one's cost means to one's loss, the price you have to pay...literally or figuratively.

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