Usage examples for Extorted

  1. Occasionally, some remark made by Miss Pace irresistibly attracted the attention of every one at the table, and extorted either the laughter it was intended to excite, or a mirth which, though perhaps ill- timed, it was impossible to repress. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  2. This treaty, the Chinese delegates answered, was extorted by force. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  3. Depositions were extorted often by torture, always by threats- from persons who happened to be friends or associates of the prisoner. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy