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extortion
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Wuthering Heights
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  • 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.

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  • Dishonest officials undermine faith in government through extortion of fees for performing their sworn duty.
  • She received an extortion note threatening to harm her children if she did not hand over $100,000.

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