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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEVY

And now this levy for home defence had swept the farms clean.

Their last attempt was to levy a duty upon the things that were re-embarked.

Kindly and well-meant advice, but Levy would have none of it.

He pushed the dice aside and rose to release Levy from his bonds.

Levy hardly knew him for the shy, taciturn playfellow of his boyhood.

Nor was Levy's trust in the justice of his country unfounded.

Levy could think of but one reason for such a strange command.

They were going quietly, stopping to levy contributions at the villages on the way.

A native chief came in with a levy of ninety native coolies.

But, Señor, I should be sorry to have you think we levy blackmail indiscriminately.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "act of raising or collecting," from Anglo-French leve, from Old French levée "act of raising," noun use of fem. past participle of lever "to raise" (see lever). Originally of taxes, later of men for armies (c.1500). Related: Levied; levying.

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