levy blackmail

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  • She thought, if she thought of us at all, that we were trying to levy blackmail on her father. Cited from Captain Macklin,by Richard Harding Davis
  • So whomsoever he went to would levy blackmail on him on threat of informing the police and having him arrested. Cited from Madame Midas, by Fergus Hume
  • He cannot levy blackmail on us for ever. Cited from The Longest Journey, by E. M. Forster
  • Coal and transport, for example, could paralyze the national life, and could levy blackmail by threatening to do so. Cited from Political Ideals, Bertrand Russell
  • To levy blackmail on the community, under threats of civil war, seems to him a more expeditious way of gaining his object. Cited from Outspoken Essays, by William Ralph Inge
  • It became the practice to levy blackmail on corporations either to be let alone, or for the purpose of fleecing the public. Cited from Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government, by Ashworth
  • "It has been stolen by one of those expert dog thieves, who then levy blackmail on the unfortunate owner?" Cited from Castles in the Air, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • "So this is all the desperate attempt of a felon to levy blackmail upon his benefactor!" Cited from A Dream of Empire, by William Henry Venable
  • When he has his victim upon his back, he seizes the opportunity to levy blackmail, for the pool is a quicksand and he suddenly affects great fear. Cited from The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent, by S.M. Hussey
  • Moreover, the attempt to levy blackmail is itself an offence always sternly dealt with in the courts. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • But the earlier Egyptian armies seem to have gone forth to Syria simply to ravage and levy blackmail. Cited from The Ancient East, by D. G. Hogarth
  • "My good man, I recommend you to turn over a new leaf, and seek to earn an honest living, instead of trying to levy blackmail on men of means." Cited from The Store Boy, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • In those days gangs of men were ever on the watch to levy blackmail both on the pursued and their pursuers, and the heaviest purse generally won when the race was a close one. Cited from From John O'Groats to Land's End, by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
  • The orators of the movement never for a moment dreamed of levying war on Mr Gladstone, but they were determined to levy blackmail. Cited from The Open Secret of Ireland, by T. M. Kettle
  • Pratinas had given up seeking Drusus's life, it was clear; his interest in the matter had ended the very instant the chance to levy blackmail on Ahenobarbus had disappeared. Cited from A Friend of Caesar, by William Stearns Davis
  • It was natural that Lambert should talk of having Silver arrested, as in the first flush of indignation at his audacious attempt to levy blackmail, this appeared the most reasonable thing to do. Cited from Red Money, by Fergus Hume
  • Petty chiefs sometimes levied blackmail by giving passports to those who would pay for them, claiming the right to plunder all ships that did not carry their passes; but often the formality was dispensed with. Cited from The Pirates of Malabar, and An Englishwoman in India, by John Biddulph
  • In a few cases on the East coast the holders of the title have so instilled fear of themselves into the neighboring districts that they have been able to levy blackmail, even on the Christianized natives. Cited from The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao, by Fay-Cooper Cole
  • It was an eight days' journey, and the position of the two wells on the way was kept a secret by Jane Digby's tribe, who levied blackmail on all visitors to the famous ruins. Cited from The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Thomas Wright
  • Or it might suit me to become a respected and worthy fellow townsman, and then, if you came within ten miles of me or hinted that you ever knew me, I'd have you up for vagrancy, or soliciting alms, or attempting to levy blackmail. Cited from On the Track, by Henry Lawson
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