EXTORT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of extort
Definition:
v. obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
Example:
The Fed should control price stability alone, and should not be allowed to extort from the general economy by printing money.
Sentence in Classic:
To prove to you that I am disposed to trust you, I tell you without reserve, that we propose to extort the secret, whatever it may be, from the fear of this man Monks.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Having finished his inquiries and extorted from Daniel an opinion that the hounds were fit (Daniel himself wished to go hunting), Nicholas ordered the horses to be saddled.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The Abbé sympathised in his trouble; he had had but a light part of the fifty thousand francs lost at play and of the value of the two brilliants, half given, half extorted.
Candide By Voltaire Context
As it extorted nothing from that gentleman but a smile, the old lady tossed her head, and smoothed down her apron preparatory to another speech, when she was stopped by Mr.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Nay, as between princes, not only are such compulsory promises broken when the force which extorted them is removed, but all other promises as well, are in like manner disregarded when the causes which led to them no longer operate.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Both gentlemen had a glance at Fanny, to see if a word of accordant praise could be extorted from her; yet both feeling that it could not be.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
It remains only to be considered, whether promises extorted by force, without right, can be thought consent, and how far they bind.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context