LEVY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LEVY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
levy
 v.  impose fine or tax; collect payment
Classic Sentence:
1  I'll levy a hundred pounds of wax from every damned merchant.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In ACT I
2  there's to be an Extraordinary Meeting of the nobility, and they are talking of a levy of ten men per thousand.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XX
3  The Bourbons left him quietly enough at the Catalans, but Napoleon returned, a special levy was made, and Fernand was compelled to join.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
4  I made his acquaintance in Tver when I was there on official business, and he came there for the levy of recruits.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 11
5  The Father-General needed new levies of young German-Jesuits.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XV
6  At all events, his hoard had been reduced by various local levies to the sum of one hundred and nine francs fifteen sous, which had been counted out to him on his departure.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
7  The commissary was laying such heavy levies on foodstuffs that the tables of Atlanta were beginning to suffer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  The other most obvious explanation is that the child has been kidnapped for the purpose of levying ransom.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
9  He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XI
10  , the Bishop levied them on the wealthy with all the more asperity, since he bestowed them on the needy.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
11  It was incurring a frightful risk to go to his assistance; not one of the sailors, all fishermen of the coast, recently levied for the service, dared to attempt it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
12  Nothing in the aspect of the family was altered, except that the wife and daughters had levied on the package and put on woollen stockings and jackets.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XII—THE USE MADE OF M. LEBLANC'S FIVE-FRANC PIECE
13  In each there was an enemy to contend with, and contributions to be levied.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
Example Sentence:
1  Congress is empowered to levy taxes.
2  We should levy a heavy tax on the wealthy men.
3  They levy a tax on him.
4  Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
5  The commission requested the power to levy larger fines, saying that the current cap of £20,000 per offence risked a mere cost of doing business for rule-breaking campaigns.
6  The government levies taxes on real estate and personal property.
7  All provinces have some sort of distracted driving-cellphone legislation in place, most banning texting or talking on the phone using a hand-held device, and levying fines if caught.
8  Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
9  They levied religious taxes on Christian commercial transactions.
10  The judge levied a ten thousand dollars fine against the factory for polluting the river.