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- adj. of, relating to, or typical of extortion
- adj. extortionate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extortionate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Practising extortion; containing extortion.
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Even with the cross-subsidy of advertising for this promising pilot project, Google's high hopes may be wrecked again by the same kind of extortionary demands that have long faced cable operators (and, more recently, fiber competitors) when dealing with local governments.
Until it gets figured out, my fellow citizens, tighten your belts and batten down your wallets because we're just going to be paying more and more and more for reasons that are out of our control and built upon greed, waste, mismanagement, fraud, and extortionary billing practices.
What is the solution to the problem of government officials using business licensing procedures for extortionary purposes?
The 'backish' or extortionary system actually works quite well, better than the American regulatory system.
Yet not a word of remonstration form the President nor his Energy Secretary Steven Chu holding OPEC's production restraints accountable for today's extortionary high oil prices.
Most of us were mugged by the reality of hyperinflation and extortionary interest rates as we tried to get a home and raise a family.
European aviation officials deem the charge for crossing Siberia, a type of fee charged by no other government, as extortionary.
Where would this country be without their valiant efforts to bankrupt the lower and middle classes through extortionary healthcare premiums?
I'm an hourglass-half-empty type, and without a solid two months of summer fun stretching out before me, all I can think about are encroaching darkness, extortionary heating bills, and medicating my SAD with tearful candy corn binges.
They are not normal conservatives, desiring a smaller government; they want a strong government, led by an imperial executive branch, in position turn a blind eye to regulation, to privatize as many government functions as possible with extortionary contracts, but also to be ready to bail them out when their destructive practices bankrupt their companies.