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Twelfth Night
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extortion
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Twelfth Night
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  • But I perceive in you so excellent a touch of modesty, that you will not extort from me what I am willing to keep in; therefore it charges me in manners the rather to express myself.
  • Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, For, that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause: But rather reason thus with reason fetter: Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

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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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