Usage examples for exorbitant

  1. He hastened therefore to Normandy, and had a conference with them at Savigny, where their demands were so exorbitant that he broke off the negotiation, threatened to return to Ireland, and bade them do their worst against him. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  2. For, with such an extent of frontier on all sides, and with wastes between us, inhabited by a sparse or reckless population, the greatest inducements would be offered to convert Texas into a smuggling ground not only for our Union but especially for Mexico, whence British fabrics are almost excluded by exorbitant tariffs. – History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1 by Brantz Mayer