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levy -- as in: levy a tax
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Heart of Darkness
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  • We pounded along, stopped, landed soldiers; went on, landed custom-house clerks to levy toll in what looked like a God-forsaken wilderness, with a tin shed and a flag-pole lost in it; landed more soldiers—to take care of the custom-house clerks, presumably.

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  • levy a fine
  • Taxes should be levied based on ability to pay.

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