EXTORTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXTORTION
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 n.  extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
Classic Sentence:
1  "You do well to boast of it," said Andrea, who, without becoming angry, as Caderousse feared, at this new extortion, quietly resigned the ring.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
2  Sometimes he listened with dignified interest to details of her businesses, nodding approval at her sagacity, and at other times he called her somewhat dubious tradings scavenging, highway robbery and extortion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
3  And to the prince who goes forth with his army, supporting it by pillage, sack, and extortion, handling that which belongs to others, this liberality is necessary, otherwise he would not be followed by soldiers.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
4  It was some time, however, before a smile could be extorted from Jane.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 40
5  I told him as much as I thought proper of her illness, and he extorted from me, by cross-examination, most of the facts connected with its origin.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
6  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  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. Brownlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
8  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
9  I do refuse it," I replied; "and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
10  When we last spake together," said Hester, "now seven years ago, it was your pleasure to extort a promise of secrecy as touching the former relation betwixt yourself and me.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
11  She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
13  extorting from him occasional questions and remarks.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16
Example Sentence:
1  The money they are paying themselves as bonuses for their talent at extortion is taxpayer money, not profits from any business decisions.
2  The Fed should control price stability alone, and should not be allowed to extort from the general economy by printing money.
3  He's been charged with extorting protection money from the shopkeepers.