Origin of exorbitant
Examples from the Web for exorbitantly
But after more than 10 aggravating, exorbitantly expensive and violent years, the world has pretty much had it with Afghanistan.Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Could Be a Bonanza—or Lead to Disaster|Dr. Cheryl Benard|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This process seriously weakens the combat readiness of our armed forces and is exorbitantly expensive.
The Indians at work here have caused the price of pisco and whisky to rise to a most exorbitantly high rate.California|J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
Food as well as clothing is exorbitantly dear, the only cheap articles of consumption being bread and French wines.
The little fresh provision that finds its way into the town is exorbitantly dear.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Cartmen charged wildly and exorbitantly—some having to pay as high as fifty dollars to have carted away a cartload of stuff.
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.