Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of extort.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Oh yeah, because a few sleazy people succeeded in extorting him and he had a skin disease and that reflects poorly on him for some reason.

    Pelosi: House won't take up Michael Jackson resolution

  • He insisted that all the groups fighting over the matatu termini control were cartels interested in extorting money from genuine operators.

    Five Killed in Mungiki Mayhem

  • Rose also testified that after the Rangers were rejected by the police, Reverend John Fry advised them to begin extorting merchants.

    Chicago's Blackstone Rangers (I)

  • His prudence, or his pride, was content with extorting from the French princes an oath of homage and fidelity, and a solemn promise, that they would either restore, or hold, their Asiatic conquests as the humble and loyal vassals of the Roman empire.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5

  • Thus did God magnify divine revelation and make it honourable, extorting from a proud potentate such a veneration but for one glimpse of it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • "You exact all your dues, your debts" (so some read it); "you are as rigorous and severe in extorting what you demand from those that are poor as ever you were, though it was at the close of the yearly fast that the release was proclaimed."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • It was only when the great leader was condemned and exiled, and the band fell away, that Pennington, Reckitt and Forbes conceived the idea of extorting money by means of the serpent, allowing the reptile to strike fatally, and so prevent exposure.

    Hushed Up! A Mystery of London

  • In public debate this social tension has overshadowed the real motive for the crime - namely extorting protection money.

    Budapest Times

  • It should be noted that on the authority of the case of James Miller [1862] 4 Irv 238, the learned Lord Justice-Clerk Inglis observed that threats, insufficient to be thought criminal by themselves, could become criminal if Òused for an unlawful purpose such as extorting moneyÓ.

    The Bahama Journal - Bahamas News Headlines

  • Cairo - Staff of some of the NGOs expelled from Sudan last month have accused the government of "extorting" large sums of money from them.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

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