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Word: extort

Definition: wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant


Sentences Containing 'extort'

She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged.
Where it is otherwise, every person subject to the tax is put more or less in the power of the tax-gatherer, who can either aggravate the tax upon any obnoxious contributor, or extort, by the terror of such aggravation, some present or perquisite to himself.

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