from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessiveness, as of price or amount.
- n. Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or characteristic of being exorbitant.
- n. A large excess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A going out of or beyond proper limits or bounds; transgression of normal limitations or restrictions; hence, inordinate extension or expansion; extravagant enlargement.
- n. Extravagance in degree or amount; excessiveness; inordinateness: as, the exorbitance of desires, demands, or taxes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive excess
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Do not forget that by what I might almost describe as the exorbitance of your demands you have gained more freedom than any other priest in England.
This dearth, it is fair to assume, was caused by the exorbitance of Red-Eye, and it illustrates the menace he was to the existence of the horde.
Ultimately, the Giants are an organization not prone to exorbitance—or being pushed around.
I justify exorbitance now by convincing myself that I feel guilty, even though I'm not really convinced.
And though "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good" makes for a usually-wise platitude, Voltaire wasn't dealing with the exorbitance of American health care or the ecological cataclysm of global warming.
We view this matter with great concern, as this exorbitance has caused severe damage to our religious mission.
This is the latest salvo in the battle against Wall Street\'s exorbitance, and this time it appears shareholders might stand a chance. '
This is the latest salvo in the battle against Wall Street's exorbitance, and this time it appears shareholders might stand a chance.
Goetz, who had been mugged once before, interpreted the exorbitance of the figure, as well as their threatening posture, as the prelude to another mugging.
Some older readers of this essay will remember Reza Baraheni, whose 1977 book, The Crowned Cannibals, did much to alert the West to the sheer exorbitance and cruelty of the Pahlavi pseudo-dynasty.
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