Romney got the blame for trying, but none of the gains he extorted from the hapless Jim Lehrer.
A leading candidate to be commander in chief putting himself in an easy position to be extorted.
And it left some Democrats feeling like they had been extorted and wondering what the next demand might be.
Since 2005, Somali pirates have kidnapped hundreds of people—and extorted hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom payments.
The result of the extorted confessions was the imprisonment of the whole community.
He had not dared to speak to her about me; but he extorted me not to despair.
This I extorted from her, by letting her know I was no stranger to the intrigue.
A cargo of produce for the schooner perhaps could be extorted—and, who knows?
They played an overture, the dreamy sweetness of which extorted cries of admiration from all the women.
It was rather admiration she extorted by her competent serenity.