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usury
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Jane Eyre
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  • Do you think I am a Jew-usurer, seeking good investment in land?
  • As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest — fifty or sixty per cent.; which interest she exacted every quarter, keeping her accounts in a little book with anxious accuracy.

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  • This is a kind of usury, banker, that I do not understand.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Of course, any industrial profit above four per cent is considered usury nowadays.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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