Thesaurus / extortionate
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Do not importune a gentleman to buy of you; and do not charge an extortionate price for a trifling article.
SOCIAL LIFEMAUD C. COOKE
He was thus fitly punished for his extortionate charge to the town for the lumber he used in their manufacture.
One can get as much credit as one likes in this country, provided one winks at extortionate charges.
HARD PRESSEDFRED M. WHITE
This extortionate rent is really a fine inflicted by idleness on industry.
BRITAIN FOR THE BRITISHROBERT BLATCHFORD
They are extortionate and untruthful, and their one set of harness and one tonga are as rotten as pears.
FROM SEA TO SEARUDYARD KIPLING
They were found to be extortionate, and far beyond anything either warranted by the practice or the fee bill.
CONFESSIONW. GILMORE SIMMS
The Bedouins are extortionate to strangers, dishonest to each other, and reckless of human life.
No contract had been made as to price, and when she arrived there the cabman's extortionate charge was refused.
I urged that one should be reasonable; but he seemed to think not, and to avoid controversy I paid the extortionate franc.
The teamsters there might be extortionate, as it was a double trip for the wagons.
BOUND TO SUCCEEDALLEN CHAPMAN

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