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  • Its value and its civilization are in inverse ratio to that extortion.
  • You can’t extort anything from me at present, but later, when I’ll have money, I’d like to ask you please not to blackmail me.
  • I see no ethical standard to which to measure the whole unethical conception of a State, except in the amount of time, of thought, of money, of effort and of obedience, which a society extorts from its every member.

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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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