There was food aboard, albeit at exorbitant
prices, and the three of them contrived to eat a meal on one of the seats forward.
The window, let at an exorbitant
price, which the count had doubtless wished to conceal from his guests, was on the second floor of the great palace, situated between the Via del Babuino and the Monte Pincio.
In a recent work, we have had to speak of this tribe of Indians from the experience of other traders who had casually been among them, and who represented them as selfish, inhospitable, exorbitant
in their dealings, and much addicted to thieving; Captain Bonneville, on the contrary, who resided much among them, and had repeated opportunities of ascertaining their real character, invariably speaks of them as kind and hospitable, scrupulously honest, and remarkable, above all other Indians that he had met with, for a strong feeling of religion.
Men like Crimsworth, if firmly and calmly resisted, always abate something of their exorbitant
insolence; he had no mind to be brought before a magistrate, and I suppose he saw I meant what I said.
Their remoteness and unpunctuality, or their exorbitant
charges and frauds, will be drawing forth bitter lamentations.
Game being scarce, he was obliged to rely, for the most part, on horse-flesh for subsistence, and the Indians discovering his necessities, adopted a policy usual in civilized trade, and raised the price of horses to an exorbitant
rate, knowing that he and his men must eat or die.
There was an unlimited range of society--the powerful, the wise, the witty, and the famous in every walk of life; princes, presidents, poets, generals, artists, actors, and philanthropists,--all making their own market at the fair, and deeming no price too exorbitant
for such commodities as hit their fancy.
I know that an exorbitant
export duty is exacted upon all pictures painted by the old masters, in order to discourage the sale of those in the private collections.
We have such exorbitant
eyes that on seeing the smallest arc we complete the curve, and when the curtain is lifted from the diagram which it seemed to veil, we are vexed to find that no more was drawn than just that fragment of an arc which we first beheld.
heaven knows it is not exorbitant
in its requirements
The living, suffering man was no longer before her to awaken her pity: there remained only the retrospect of painful subjection to a husband whose thoughts had been lower than she had believed, whose exorbitant
claims for himself had even blinded his scrupulous care for his own character, and made him defeat his own pride by shocking men of ordinary honor.
Mynheer Boxtel went to the headsman, to whom he gave himself out as a great friend of the condemned man; and from whom he bought all the clothes of the dead man that was to be, for one hundred guilders; rather an exorbitant
sum, as he engaged to leave all the trinkets of gold and silver to the executioner.