exorbitance exorbitance

Definition(s):

  • (n) excessive excess

Usage(s):

  1. The new barons redefined wealth beyond Jay Gatsby's wildest dreams, ensconcing themselves in palatial aeries groaning with old masters and nouveau exorbitance.
  2. This habitual exorbitance goes far towards accounting for the compelling tone which resounds through all of O'Neill's work like the ringing of red iron on an anvil.

Quotes

  • It's a "necessary correction of excesses, exaggerations and exorbitance which have been built up over the past months and years," Steinbrueck said, according to the text of a prepared speech. "That's one reason why I - like many others too -...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Peer Steinbrueck Source: FXstreet.com The Foreign Exchange Market

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