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Origin of extortionate
Examples from the Web for extortionate
Businesses are suffering more each day in an area where the rents are extortionate, and the situation could boil over soon.
Her sentence was manifestly excessive (the order to pay an extortionate $186 million alone proves his bias).
Do not importune a gentleman to buy of you; and do not charge an extortionate price for a trifling article.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
He was thus fitly punished for his extortionate charge to the town for the lumber he used in their manufacture.Sabbath in Puritan New England|Alice Morse Earle
One can get as much credit as one likes in this country, provided one winks at extortionate charges.Hard Pressed|Fred M. White
This extortionate rent is really a fine inflicted by idleness on industry.Britain for the British|Robert Blatchford
They are extortionate and untruthful, and their one set of harness and one tonga are as rotten as pears.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling