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extortion
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • Its value and its civilization are in inverse ratio to that extortion.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (53% in)
  • 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.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (52% in)
  • 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.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (63% in)

There are no more uses of "extortion" in The Fountainhead.

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