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  • n. Alternative form of exorbitance.

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Examples

  • But none can be ignorant of plenty of rules, touching the administration of civill justice: we finde enough in the word, to bound the exorbitancy, and set banks to the pride and injustice of state.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I will tell you — I have more than once in my travels made a formal complaint of the exorbitancy of a publican, to the magistrate of the place; but I never received any satisfaction, and have lost abundance of time.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • First, A general apprehension that somewhat of this nature is necessary, arising from the observation of the disorder of our passions, and the exorbitancy of the lives of most in the world, is suited even to the light of nature, and was from thence variously improved by the philosophers of old.

    Pneumatologia

  • Aladdin, taking the money very eagerly, retired with so much haste, that the Jew, not content with the exorbitancy of his profit, was vexed he had not penetrated into his ignorance, and was going to run after him, to endeavor to get some change out of the piece of gold; but he ran so fast, and had got so far, that it would have been impossible for him to overtake him.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • The general impression as to the exorbitancy of the existing rate of interest has led to an inquiry in the public mind respecting the consideration which the

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • If the only objection to this exaction were the exorbitancy of its amount, it could not be submitted to by the United States.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • In the course of these fatigues he has "rid down two brace of chairmen"; and had raised his colour to "that exorbitancy of Vermeille" that it will hardly be reduced "under a fortnight's course of acids."

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • But of all the professional departments, the medical probably had the most serious obstructions to impede its work, although its attendance grew rather than fell away: (1) the cost of material for use in the laboratories was almost prohibitive in exorbitancy; and (2) the class of young men who had formerly served as assistants were drawn off to the war, and no substitutes were to be obtained.

    History of the University of Virginia, 1819-1919

  • Aladdin, taking the money very eagerly, retired with so much haste that the Jew, not content with the exorbitancy of his profit, was vexed he had not penetrated into his ignorance, and was going to run after him, to endeavor to get some change out of the piece of gold.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments

  • Here could be no exorbitancy or unjust excess, nothing more than was proportional to the occasion.

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South

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