What does the word exorbitant mean?

Usage examples for exorbitant

  1. In Trelawny they appear to be doing a little better; but that only arises, we are confident from the longer purses, and patience of endurance under exorbitant wages, exhibited by the generality of the managers of that parish. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. This exorbitant claim was carried out with an abusive and arbitrary sternness. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  3. A great outcry had been made for years in the Press and on the platform that rates in Ireland were exorbitant compared with Continental rates; and now, it was thought, this will be brought home to the Irish Companies. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
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