He decried the "fat saucy extortioners
and speculators who have been striving to make fortunes ...
Her father says "this racket puts hundreds of citizens at the mercy of extortioners
Donald Rayfield reminds us that Russia "is ruled by a man who is, by career and choice, a successor to Yagoda and Beria," and today's FSB "has taken, in alliance with bandits and extortioners
, the commanding heights of the country's government and economic riches, and goes on lying to, and when expedient murdering, its citizens." See, Simon Sebag Montefiore, book review of Stalin and His Hangmen: an Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him, Viking, 2004, reprinted in Johnson's Russia List, No.8114, Article 6, March 13,2004.
And what the sanctification is which is conferred upon us by the condescension of God, the apostle declares, when he says "neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor deceivers, nor drunkards, nor revelers, nor extortioners
, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, "God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners
, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector.
One hundred years ago, the leading critic of "salary loan lending" called such people "sharks, leeches and remorseless extortioners
." Today's consumer advocates call payday lenders "predatory" and "legal loan sharks."
Let others follow this noble example, whilst speculators and extortioners
, if they have sensibility, will, with crimson blushes, hang their heads in shame.