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exorbitant

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Definition a lot more than is reasonable or typical — often said of price
  • The rent in that building is exorbitant.
exorbitant = a lot more than is reasonable or typical
  • Airline tickets, hotels, everything is exorbitant in that city on holiday weekends.
  • exorbitant = a lot more expensive than is reasonable or typical
  • Haymitch is our only hope, but nothing is forthcoming, either from lack of money — everything will cost an exorbitant amount — or because he's dissatisfied with our performance.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • exorbitant = a lot more than is reasonable
  • He established a fixed rate for servants' wages, which were becoming recklessly exorbitant.
    Cervantes, Miguel  --  Don Quixote
  • He is an exorbitant prince.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • There was food aboard, albeit at exorbitant prices, and the three of them contrived to eat a meal on one of the seats forward.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The War Of The Worlds
  • He is an exorbitant prince.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Mia is the one who bought my guitar for some exorbitant sum, which means that Mia knew it was up for auction.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I doubt my dad would approve such an exorbitant expenditure of government funds"especially for what he'd be bound to consider a frivolous reason.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He established a fixed rate for servants' wages, which were becoming recklessly exorbitant.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The fact that Coros is well known and pays exorbitant bribes to facilitate his smuggling makes him an ideal candidate.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Even to Papi fifty bucks wasn't exorbitant but he was reluctant to part with it.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • 'The price,' said Milo, 'was outrageous — positively exorbitant!
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Which seems to me, when I look about at my contemporary scene, no exorbitant gift from nature or circumstance to demand—'" "Will you wait?"
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • I did not object to these conditions because they were exorbitant and inhuman: it was their extraordinary irrelevance that prostrated me.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • LADY P: And been exorbitant— 2 AVOC: You have not, lady.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • She reasoned, perhaps, that he did not want to pay the exorbitant rents that everyone was charging now that the world's fair was under way.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • They charge exorbitant prices for their wares, and get whatever they ask," he said bitterly.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • There was food aboard, albeit at exorbitant prices, and the three of them contrived to eat a meal on one of the seats forward.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • —which was hardly exorbitant by metropolitan standards in that deflated time, and even for Schrafft's profoundly ordinary fare.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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