Will Benteen sat on the front steps at Scarlett’s feet in the pleasant sunshine of the early autumn afternoon and his flat voice went on and on languidly about the exorbitant costs of ginning the cotton at the new gin near Fayetteville.
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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.