Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being usurious.

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Examples

  • The clerk consented to come out when he perceived that he was being asked for by an old lady who was too infirm to walk; after which the Grandmother began to upbraid him at length, and with great vehemence, for his alleged usuriousness, and to bargain with him in a mixture of Russian, French, and German — I acting as interpreter.

    The Gambler

  • Bull, as I may say, stuffed naked -- his greed, his usuriousness, his hypocrisy, his perfidy of the back-stairs, all swelled to the superlative -- such as was well worth the little disarray and fluster of our passage in the hall.

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

  • Grandmother began to upbraid him at length, and with great vehemence, for his alleged usuriousness, and to bargain with him in a mixture of

    The Gambler

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