Wolff was raised by a father who had an exorbitant amount of enthusiasm for black culture.
He charged a fee, sometimes quite an exorbitant one, to those who could afford it, and helped others for free.
Ultimately, the changing threat and enormous price tag doomed the program and only three ships will be built at exorbitant cost.
mid-15c., a legal term, "deviating from rule or principle, eccentric;" from Latin exorbitantem (nominative exorbitans), present participle of exorbitare "deviate, go out of the track," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + orbita "wheel track" (see orb). Sense of "excessive, immoderate" is from 1620s; of prices, rates, etc., from 1660s. Related: Exorbitantly.