Definition of Extorting

1. Verb. (present participle of extort) ¹



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Definition of Extorting

1. extort [v] - See also: extort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extorting

extoller
extollers
extolling
extollingly
extolls
extolment
extolments
extols
extorsion
extorsions
extorsive
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extorter
extorters
extorting (current term)
extortion
extortionary
extortionate
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extra

Literary usage of Extorting

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1. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"Mr. Clayton gave the following description of the first of these modes of extorting usury : " I will now make a fuller statement ; and I think I am ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"¡once, or hjs pride was content with extorting from the CHAP. French princes an oath of homage and fidelity, ..."

3. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"... was made to undergo in the Tower the torture of the rack, with a view of extorting from her in her agony some avowal implicating other court ladies, ..."

4. America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive by James Silk Buckingham (1841)
"Punishment of whipping for extorting high Profits.—Instance of Rigour and Impartiality in executing the Laws.—Singular Regulations respecting Manners. ..."

5. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1854)
"Finding fault without reason, they imposed heavy fines on the towns for false weights and measures, extorting money from the innocent. ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"A line of fire flashes from the second corps, and hundreds go down, but they do him, extorting such a low, intenso cry of mortal pain as I pray God I may ..."

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