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extortion
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • You learnt in what way to put your questions so that they should be understood, you discovered on what subjects nearly all lied, and by what inquiries you could extort the truth notwithstanding.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (41% in)

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