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 DumasContext 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.
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 MachiavelliContext Highlight In CHAPTER XVI — CONCERNING LIBERALITY AND MEANNESS
4 It was some time, however, before a smile could be extorted from Jane.
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.
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.
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.
8 It remains only to be considered, whether promises extorted by force, without right, can be thought consent, and how far they bind.
9 I do refuse it," I replied; "and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me.
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 HawthorneContext Highlight In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
11 She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged.
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.
13 extorting from him occasional questions and remarks.