To better see all uses of the word
usury
in
The Idiot
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
usury
Used In
The Idiot
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • An old woman who had been robbed of five hundred roubles, her all, by some rogue of a usurer, besought him to take up her case, instead of which he defended the usurer himself, a Jew named Zeidler, because this Jew promised to give him fifty roubles….
  • An old woman who had been robbed of five hundred roubles, her all, by some rogue of a usurer, besought him to take up her case, instead of which he defended the usurer himself, a Jew named Zeidler, because this Jew promised to give him fifty roubles….
  • "Father is a drunkard and a thief; I am a beggar, and the husband of my sister is a usurer," continued Gania, bitterly.
  • That same husband of your sister, the usurer
  • Ptitsin, get the money, you gay usurer!

  • There are no more uses of "usury" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • 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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading