Origin of exorbitant
Examples from the Web for exorbitant
Ultimately, the changing threat and enormous price tag doomed the program and only three ships will be built at exorbitant cost.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?|Dave Majumdar|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was looking around a lot in Manhattan, but the prices were exorbitant.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A helping of free PR, all while skillfully avoiding the exorbitant day rate of British fashion model Daisy Lowe.
President Obama is right to point how the exorbitant cost of child care can be devastating for families.
He charged a fee, sometimes quite an exorbitant one, to those who could afford it, and helped others for free.
I was most surprised at the exorbitant price and the variety of seats.Visit to Iceland|Ida Pfeiffer
The Duomo at Milan was squat, ugly, overrated, and the hotel charges in that city were most exorbitant.The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
And not in thirty years was it disputed, or held to be exorbitant.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
Its consequence was the natural one: she borrowed; but she borrowed upon bad terms, indeed on the most exorbitant usury.
All of the landlords have a store, so as to furnish their tenants with goods of an inferior quality at exorbitant prices.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper|Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Word Origin for exorbitant
mid-15c., a legal term, "deviating from rule or principle, eccentric;" from Latin exorbitantem (nominative exorbitans), present participle of exorbitare "deviate, go out of the track," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + orbita "wheel track" (see orb). Sense of "excessive, immoderate" is from 1620s; of prices, rates, etc., from 1660s. Related: Exorbitantly.