Thesaurus / extorts


Werther suddenly returns, and after a passionate and tearful scene, extorts from Charlotte the confession that she loves him.

The OperaR.A. Streatfeild

Beyond doubt it is the enemy of the human race, who extorts from some people divine honors and sacrifices.

Shakespeare gives to Richard therefore a power which excites astonishment, and a courage which extorts admiration.

No: you know, and must know, that he who extorts from three provinces will extort from twenty, if there are twenty.

Your hint, that I must correct some things that are amiss, extorts from me an involuntary sigh.

It extorts exorbitant revenues from this city to aggrandise other portions of the State.

But fear now extorts a larger tribute of obedience than that which was formerly paid by reverence and by love.

American Institutions and Their InfluenceAlexis de Tocqueville et al.

He extorts, by the lash, that labor to which he has no claim, through a base selfishness.

SlaveryWilliam E. Channing

On the high road to success and in the height of his power, Wolsey extorts an admiration which is still somewhat reluctant.

Ten Tudor StatesmenArthur D. Innes

It matters little in my estimation whether he extorts the supply by a bill or a bullet.'


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