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extortion
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged.
  • It was some time, however, before a smile could be extorted from Jane.

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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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