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We have exacted from him what is at variance with the fixed Chinese policy of ages.

Who had exacted from her so strange a vow, that, although he might be very dear to her, she was never to let him know it?

Ought you not to have exacted my admittance to the Comedie as a reparation for the insult?

Unless we think it may be exacted from him, we do not call it his duty.'

We do no wrong in life, Justin, for which in this same life payment is not exacted.

From the clerks she exacted a homage that was positively absurd.

Malik-Usman, furious at the conduct of his countrymen, exacted a fine of Rs.

My appearance and dress at once exacted every respect and attention.

He said very little himself, and exacted the last dregs from her cup.

He would have no 'nay' on any grounds, but exacted immediate obedience.

WORD ORIGIN

"precise, rigorous, accurate," 1530s, from Latin exactus "precise, accurate, exact," past participle of exigere "demand, require," literally "to drive or force out," also "demand, finish, measure," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + agere "drive, lead, act" (see act).

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