Mrs. Dave Dyer broke into Carol’s peroration with a furious, "That’s all very well, but believe me, I do those things myself when I’m without a maid—and that’s a good share of the time for a person that isn’t willing to yield and pay exorbitant wages!"
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I knew it was likely that he was paid an exorbitant amount of money for his story and that he was probably worrying about a mountain of debt for his education.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
Mia is the one who bought my guitar for some exorbitant sum, which means that Mia knew it was up for auction.