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Example sentences for extort

It was some time, however, before a smile could be extorted from Jane.
He is a man of voracious appetites whose job consists primarily of extorting bribes for his political superiors.
They're intimidating us, harassing us and trying to extort us.
It is unknown whether the attackers intended to extort payments in return for halting the attacks, he says.
The police said that the abduction was not random and that someone had hoped to extort money from the Pratt family.
Being unable to repeal the law, the minority party chooses instead to prevent its enforcement until they can extort changes.
Both extort large sums of money from mines they control.
If operators were allowed to charge for better service, they could extort protection money from every website.
They're all lawyers and will eventually find a way to extort money from corporations.
Instead, it gives a handful of legislators the power to extort all kinds of pork by holding the state hostage.
Two groups have said that some private lawyers hired by the company were helping to extort money from suspects.
Phone calls have even been traced to attempts to extort ransoms from terrified victims on the outside.
These companies have found ways to extort more and more money from consumers.

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