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extortion
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Bleak House
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  • I was afterwards convinced (and so was Ada) that from the illconditioned eldest child, these words extorted a sharp yell.
  • Now I won’t allude to conspiring to extort money or anything of that sort, because we are men and women of the world here, and our object is to make things pleasant.

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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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