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greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

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Ralph Santaniello, 49, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; Giovanni Calabrese, aka John Calabrese, 53, of Longmeadow; Gerald Daniele, 51, of Longmeadow; Francesco Depergola, 60, of Springfield, Massachusetts; and Richard Valentini, 51, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, were each charged with one count of collecting on an extension of credit by extortionate means.
Tates I've always thought that fees around here are far from extortionate - very reasonable, in fact.
This is one example where this has resulted in extortionate amounts being charged for a relatively small bit of work.
Pilgrims and residents visiting Makkah have protested the extortionate fares charged by cabbies in the holy city.
While this would be a positive development for public finances, it does not address the extortionate prices paid for drugs bought from pharmacies.
above right, described the cost of the town centre lease as 'fairly extortionate.
The Supporters Federation's Malcolm Clarke said: "Germany shows clubs can have success without extortionate prices.
All employed workers unable to save, due to extortionate living costs are all in danger of becoming unfortunate benefit claimants.
This is just another mean cut to save the council money and let's not forget these bags are not given free - we the Vale residents have paid for these bags with the extortionate council tax we pay.
The 58-year-old minister at Gorbals Parish Church in Glasgow blogged: "These companies are charging extortionate interest rates.
There are some landlords charging extortionate rent rates and now is the time to address that to maintain the long-term sustainability of the estate.
Automatic enrolment into a pension scheme, due to come into force in 2012, will cost small businesses [pounds sterling]2,550 ($3627), the UK's Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned, but fears that the true administrative costs could be extortionate.
Those seem extortionate but are nothing compared with the worst rip-offs.
He said: "These gangs use intimidating tactics, banking on the idea if they have started work householders will let them carry on and finish, then pay them extortionate monies for valueless work.
THE desperate buck passing between the CAA and BAA over the extortionate landing rates at Heathrow Airport, paints them both in a bad light.