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extortion
used in Oliver Twist

2 uses
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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • As it extorted nothing from that gentleman but a smile, the old lady tossed her head, and smoothed down her apron preparatory to another speech, when she was stopped by Mr. Brownlow.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (96% in)
  • To prove to you that I am disposed to trust you, I tell you without reserve, that we propose to extort the secret, whatever it may be, from the fear of this man Monks.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (50% in)

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