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Overcharge   /ˈoʊvərtʃˌɑrdʒ/   Listen
Overcharge

noun
1.
A price that is too high.






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"Overcharge" Quotes from Famous Books



... Portuguese in India, and having all the people of greatest rank and valour, I considered it might be too hazardous for us to put out into deep water, as by their numbers they would be able to intercept and overcharge me, and to force me irrecoverably aground, on one side or other. Such were my apparent disadvantages in going out to sea; while I knew, on the other hand, that their numerous smaller vessels might much annoy us with fire-works, or put us otherwise ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. • Robert Kerr

... Greek Kalends of another session. Alas! to them of ready cash bereft, What hope remains? Of hope the full possession, Or generous draft, conceded as a gift, At a long date—till they can get a fresh one— Hawked about at a discount, small or large; Also the solace of an overcharge. ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6 • Lord Byron

... were first introduced, users were compelled by law to put them below ground; for they frequently exploded, owing to the speed being suddenly augmented by inequalities in the running of the engine or to the basket being too weak to resist the centrifugal force of the overcharge. Increasing the thickness merely adds to the centrifugal force, and hence to the danger, as even a perfectly ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887 • Various

... down to his bottom dollar he would ship and get another grub-stake. Then, when that was gone, if his vein opened up, he would ship to the smelter direct; but the first small shipment could be easier handled by a man who made it a business. Of course Murray would gouge him, and overcharge him on everything, but the main idea was to get Denver to start an account and take that much trade away from Hill. Denver figured it all out and then let it pass, for there were other things on ...
— Silver and Gold - A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp • Dane Coolidge

... length Should overcharge the stone; Since loftiest verse would lose its strength, ...
— The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) - Vol. IV • Theophilus Cibber

... up before the entrance in a taxicab, that seeming to be the accepted method of entering with eclat. A boy opened the door. I jumped out and settled with the driver without a demur at the usual overcharge, while Craig ...
— The Ear in the Wall • Arthur B. Reeve

... kitchen door to deliver a note, Mrs. Theodore Burr, in a pink cooking apron, corsetless, and with her beautiful yellow hair in patent curlers, had been blackening the kitchen stove, and quarrelling with the furnace man about an overcharge of fifty cents on his monthly bill. The Burrs had no maid. Theodore Burr had been assisting Judge Saxon ever since he passed his bar examinations, but he was not admitted to partnership yet. This was beginning to make gossip, for he worked hard. He had broken his dinner engagement ...
— The Wishing Moon • Louise Elizabeth Dutton

... overcharge you," Gomez said when they were outside the hut; "the pay of these men is small. They value their lives lightly, and when, like Pita, they once take to the life of a guide, either to those who are searching for mines or to traders, ...
— With Cochrane the Dauntless • George Alfred Henty

... to us the poetic temperament, with some overcharge in the tendency to distrust and suspicion, which belongs, as we learn from his biography, to the character of Tasso, and which again was but the symptom and precursor of that insanity to which he fell a prey. Both to relieve and develope this poetic character, we have its opposite (the representative ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845 • Various

... when the travellers call for and pay the bills themselves. Whereas, when the vetturino pays, the hotel keepers are much more reasonable. They are aware that the vetturino knows what the charges ought to be, and they are afraid, if they overcharge him for his party, that then he will take his next ...
— Rollo in Naples • Jacob Abbott

... the trouble of further lying," Duncan went on coldly. "I looked it up. I got Flaubin before the Governor himself, and the old rascal confessed to sixteen hundred overcharge. Said you'd stuck him up for it. Twelve hundred went to you, and his share was four hundred and the job. Don't interrupt. I've got his affidavit below. Then was when I would have put you ashore, except for the cloud ...
— The Night-Born • Jack London

... Ma{ties} Store for the shootinge of Thordinance vppon the wharfe he did enter into his Jornall xx{c} wh{t} delivered whearas, I will proove vnto yo{r} Ho there was but v{c} Di delivered but heare he Dothe shewe his conninge in the discharginge of the kee(per) of the Store for the overcharge layd vppon the sayd kee(per) by him on his Receipte before specified the xxj{th} of Julie 1576 whearas he did charge the kee(per) w{th} a laste of Powder which was never brought into the Store which he made her Ma{tie} ...
— The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 • William Painter

... individual charges, and did not have the power to revise the companies' tariffs, the companies were virtually in a position to become guilty of more extortions in one day than the commission could investigate in a year. Moreover, the railroad company might be ordered by the commission to return an overcharge to a certain shipper, but this did not prevent it from continuing the excessive charge. If the overcharged shipper again wanted relief it was his privilege to again apply to the commission, and to continue this tedious process until either his or the commissioners' patience became exhausted. ...
— The Railroad Question - A historical and practical treatise on railroads, and - remedies for their abuses • William Larrabee

... quarters had a degree of refinement, the more interesting that it was touched with melancholy. He is accused of having been cruel in his wars, and bloody in his revenge.33 It may be true, but the pencil of an enemy would be likely to overcharge the shadows of the portrait. He is allowed to have been bold, high-minded, and liberal.34 All agree that he showed singular penetration and quickness of perception. His exploits as a warrior had placed his valor beyond dispute. The best homage to it is the reluctance shown by the Spaniards to restore ...
— History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William Hickling Prescott

... the family of the Wrongheads, the illiterate, one-idea'd class of which he is a member, that they never can contemplate a friendly act without perpetrating mischief, nor intend mischief without unconsciously achieving discomfiture and disgrace. For of the L.1,550,000 colonial overcharge in military expenditure alone of this shallow, unreflecting, and superficial person, not less certainly than L1,200,000 must be charged to the account of foreign trade, the special trade he delights to honour. It will constitute, as he will find, a material item in the general ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 335, September 1843 • Various



Words linked to "Overcharge" :   chisel, rip off, gouge, load, cheat, extortion, load up, undercharge, laden, extort, charge, rack, squeeze, lade, bill, wring



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