exorbitant exorbitant  /ɪɡ ˈzɔr bɪ tənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Usage(s):

  1. He will find the church there to be fragmented and corrupt, with priests taking wives and charging exorbitant fees to perform marriages.
  2. At this Berlin food store, meat and fish fetched exorbitant prices.
  3. Similar celebrations featuring exorbitant consumption of animal flesh have marked human victories--in war, sport, politics and commerce--since our species learned to control fire.

News

  1. Lawmakers consider price caps for involuntary tows

    An interim legislative committee is considering new rules to crack down on "exorbitant" fees charged by some tow truck operators.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  2. 10 Most Expensive Pieces of MLB Memorabilia Ever Sold/Auctioned

    Baseball fans are not afraid to put their money where there mouth is—and pay an exorbitant price for memorabilia associated with the game's greats. Just earlier this month , a glove reportedly used by Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and 1956 World Series was sold for $373,002. And if that sounds like a lot, well, you're in for some sticker shock. Not only did that not break the record for most ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Corps official: Costly Coralville Lake flood study may not be necessary

    Federal budget cuts and a congressional ban on earmarks have hindered efforts to get funding for an Iowa reservoir study that officials say could reduce costly flooding. Although the Army Corps of Engineers proposed the $4.7 million study, a local Corps official calls the plan exorbitant and said it may not be necessary to change [...]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Gazette

Quotes

  • "That's a very great strain on countries' health-care budgets and governments fear all over the world that they will simply not be able to keep pace with some treatment," Mr Clinton said. "The prices are simply exorbitant in middle-income...
    on May 8, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: ABC Online

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