There are other trusts in the country just as illegal and extortionate
as the Beef Trust: there is the Coal Trust, that freezes the poor in winter--there is the Steel Trust, that doubles the price of every nail in your shoes--there is the Oil Trust, that keeps you from reading at night--and why do you suppose it is that all the fury of the press and the government is directed against the Beef Trust?
It was fortunate, also, that I lay at the bottom of the little pile--a climax being quite as essential in sustaining an extortionate
price, as in terminating with due effect, a poem, a tragedy, or a romance.
Or have appeared to be extortionate
with a noble traveler.
She lets them, you know, at extortionate
prices, that is, if people will pay them, for she is easily intimidated.
The Lowell-Meredith Company captured the collection of all his essays, and the Maxmillian Company got his "Sea Lyrics" and the "Love-cycle," the latter receiving serial publication in the LADIES' HOME COMPANION after the payment of an extortionate
Falleix thought his old countryman extortionate
, and complained to the Saillards that Gigonnet demanded eighteen per cent from an Auvergnat.
At first the machine bosses charged the master capitalists extortionate
tolls for legislation; but in a short time the master capitalists found it cheaper to own the political machines themselves and to hire the machine bosses.
He was sure to get his own extortionate
terms out of me for towage whether he frowned or smiled.
There are natures too, to whose sense of justice the price exacted looms up monstrously enormous, odious, oppressive, worrying, humiliating, extortionate