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levy -- as in: levy a tax
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Dune
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  • But the supporting levies the Emperor demands from —
  • We’ll bank the entire tithe openly in the name of Shaddam IV and deduct it legally from our levy support costs.
  • And their supporting levies, Paul.
  • You hear an occasional muttering about the Emperor’s training cadres, but the balance of our civilization remains the same: the military forces of the Landsraad Great Houses on one side, the Sardaukar and their supporting levies on the other.
  • This gave his features the look of a pouting baby, and his voice carried a tone of petulance as he said: "Why . he recruits . that is to say, there are the levies and he enlists from —"
  • "That’s what we’re led to believe: they’re just the Emperor’s levies trained young and superbly.

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

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