When it came to Haiti, France was first a brutal colonizer, and then a usurious bully.
Merkley, as it happens, is from Delaware, where the banks holding this usurious debt are located.
She made, so it was said in business offices, usurious loans by means of her brother, who appeared as a money-lender.
While we indulged in every pleasure, he lent out his money at usurious interest.
Our post-office orders are issued at usurious rates, and within limited hours.
By no sort of subterfuge were they to be permitted to be usurious.
I sent a scornful reply to Don Benitos letter, returning, with usurious interest, the opprobrious terms he had lavished upon me.
More often the rate of exchange is usurious on the part of the man.
But were a man never so usurious, would he not lend a winter seed for a summer song?
The Jews were wealthy, and did no small harm by their usurious practices.