Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


We cannot feel for the Master of Ravenswood the sympathy which Clarissa extorts.

It forces indolence into activity, and extorts from vice itself the deeds of generosity and virtue.

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

Philip Augustus, extorts money from Jews and expels them, 402.

Wratislaw, ruler of Bohemia, extorts money from the Jews, 307 f.

She extorts an oath from Wotan that he will not protect Siegmund, and departs satisfied.

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

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

It is not fear that extorts the promise never to war against us—it would be his gratitude for sparing his life.

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