Rather than try and pay extortionate rents on the main streets of cities, Slaters menswear stores are located on side streets and on upper floors of buildings, making them harder to find but cheaper to maintain.
But this does seem unduly athletic, given that we've merely refused to pay an extortionate price for a second Singha beer.
Ranulph, his first treasurer and representative at Ely, had been extortionate and dishonest, and the monks accused Nigel, probably with some justification, of spending the estates and treasures of the see in maintaining knights and gaining court influence.
This part of Henrys policy is connected with the name of his two extortionate fiscal judges Empson and Dudley, who turned law and justice into rapine by their minute inquisition into all technical breaches of legality, and the nice fashion in which they adapted the fine to the wealth of the misdemeanant, without any reference to his moral guilt or any regard for extenuating circumstances.
Are you really willing, in your land of extortionate inadequate health coverage, to watch women dying from botched backstreet abortions?