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extortion
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • 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.
    Chapter 14 (19% in)

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