"You can use the vial to blackmail your way back," Jade added.
Then he added, "You didn't try to blackmail him into quitting the election, did you?"
Fortunately a peculiarly shameless attempt to blackmail Stephen Bocskay, a rich and powerful Transylvanian nobleman, converted a long Bocskay (q.v.), a quiet but resolute man, having once made up his mind to rebel, never paused till he had established satisfactory relations between the Austrian court and the Hungarians.
The mountain tribes on the road (the Oxii, Pers, Huzha), accustomed to exact blackmail even from the king's train, learnt by a bitter lesson that a stronger hand had come to wield the empire.
26), which were glad to have on their frontiers a protector so valiant as David, even at the expense of the blackmail which he levied in return.
She was scared to death I'd blackmail her with the picture I took of her sweater in Dickinson Faust's Jeep.
The payment of blackmail, disguised as presents er ransoms, did not always secure safety with these faithless barbarians.
In 17 4 2 the peshwa advanced to Mandla and exacted the payment of chauth (tributary blackmail), and from this time until 1781, when the successors of Sangram Sah were finally overthrown, Garha-Mandla remained practically a Mahratta dependency.
Towards the close of the 17th century the province began to be overrun by the Mahrattas, and in 1718 the Delhi government formally recognized their right to levy blackmail (chauth) on the unhappy population.
In those days victims of robberies constantly compounded with felonies and paid blackmail to thieves, promising not to prosecute on the restitution of a portion of the stolen property.
But all traders belonging to nations which did not pay blackmail in order to secure immunity were liable to be taken at sea..
Only the most powerful towns were able to maintain their independence; others, together with the clergy, regularly paid blackmail to the neighbouring nobles.
Having also succeeded in detaching part of the Shammar under Shlosh, he told the `Anaza he no longer needed their help. In the futile attempt of the three parties to dislodge the `Anaza Shlosh lost his life; but with the help of the Zubeid the other two succeeded, and Sufug was now supreme "King of the Steppe," levying blackmail as he pleased.
At Yazur they were stopped by an official who extorted heavy blackmail on the ground that the sultan had given him charge of the " holy places " and had forbidden him to admit anyone to them without;payment (!).
After his first English expedition Sweyn was content to blackmail England instead ofravaging it, till the ruthless massacre of the Danes on St Brice's day, the 3rd of November 1002, by Ethelred the Unready (Sweyn's sister was among the victims) brought the Danish king to Exeter (1003).
After that all trace of him is lost for six years, when he reappears as the leader of a robber community established at Panshinskoe, among the marshes between the rivers Tishina and Ilovlya, from whence he levied blackmail on all vessels passing up and down the Volga.
The policy pursued was to declare the permanency of the rights existing at the time of the British interposition, conditionally upon the maintenance of order; to adjust and guarantee the relations of subordinate and tributary chiefs to their superiors so as to prevent all further disputes or encroachments; and to settle the claims of the ousted landholders, who had resorted to pillage or blackmail, by fixing grants of land to be made to them, or settling the money allowances to be paid to them.
Many Armenians fled to the mountains, where they embraced Islam, and intermarried with the Kurds, or purchased security by paying blackmail to Kurdish chiefs.
Persons found guilty of bringing false charges, of blackmail, or of suborning false witnesses, were liable to criminal prosecution by the state and a fine on conviction.
He must have known, from the experience of Mercian, Northumbrian and Frankish kings, that such blackmail only bought a short respite, but the condition of his realm was such that even a moderate time for reorganization might prove valuable.
The order in Naples, which alone was afterwards recognized as the legitimate descendant of the Jerusalem community, was empowered to seize and confine anyone suspected of leprosy, a permission which led to the establishment of a regular inquisitorial system of blackmail.
Bishop Heber described them as follows: - "The country is burdened with a crowd of lazy, profligate, self-called sawars (cavaliers), who, though many of them are not worth a rupee, conceive it derogatory to their gentility and Pathan blood to apply themselves to any honest industry, and obtain for the most part a precarious livelihood by sponging on the industrious tradesmen and farmers, on whom they levy a sort of blackmail, or as hangers-on to the wealthy and noble families yet remaining in the province.
Many of these minor chiefs had been expelled from their possessions, had taken refuge in the hills and forest, and retaliated upon the Mahratta usurpers by wasting the lands which they had lost, until the Mahrattas compounded for peace by payment of blackmail.
But, once free, he had no scruple in cheating the imperial brigand of his blackmail.
What they did was to rove about in hordes, plundering or levying blackmail.
Fiona makes contact with an oil company bigwig and uses the knowledge of her extra-marital affair to blackmail her for information.
blackmail threat of one.
blackmail the country by asking for money simply not to damage sites.
blackmail case in the news.
Your scam is to use supernatural blackmail to make gullible people believe in what you allege is true.
Any bit of money can lure a journalist to write anything, including blackmail.
Plus they use the " emotional blackmail " things too often.
Zambia has led the way in resisting the ultimate moral blackmail from the corporate powers.
Worse, the world would have no way to restrain nuclear blackmail.
blackmail plot, but the threat of the punishment was very real.
blackmail threats, informed the police.
They then blackmail you for money, in return of the animal's ' safe ' return.
blackmail when they should be catching criminals.
Play involves bribery, shiftiness, blackmail, bluffing and double-crossing and it's all very exciting.
NOTES: The reader will observe that I seem to equate blackmail, extortion and ransom demands.
The practice of 'trick or treat ' uses extortion and blackmail to prevent vandalism and is condemned as criminal the rest of the year.
In total, six men faced charges of conspiracy to blackmail, false imprisonment and gun possession.
fannyy bang on endlessly about poo and hairy fannies, and are entirely clued up about such nasty tricks as emotional blackmail.
This may involve hypnotism, drugs, psychological pressure, blackmail or other inducements which undermine your free will.
kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail.
tantamount to blackmail and worse than any pressure exerted by the tobacco lobby.
His uncompromising antagonism to political blackmail and bribery, and his determination to pursue the right, as he saw the right, only in a common-sense fashion; made bitter enemies on the one hand among the corrupt politicians, and, on the other hand, among theoretical reformers) and discussions raged in the newspapers about his executive acts, his speeches, and his official messages much as they raged during his seven years in the White House.
The threat is being described by WHO insiders as tantamount to blackmail and worse than any pressure exerted by the tobacco lobby.
The existence of the video was never confirmed and many suspected that Kevin fabricated the video to blackmail Britney and gain custody of their two children.
The man who is in possession of these tapes, Darnell Riley, is currently serving time in prison for trying to blackmail ultra-icky Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis.
Not only did Riley attempt to blackmail Francis, he also held him hostage at gunpoint, so you know the man is eight kinds of crazy.
As it turns out, Rich also claimed that Jared Ashley and cohort Chris Seiver attempted to blackmail Rich by promising to drop the assault and harassment charges if Rich forked over nearly three million dollars to them.
This revelation came after a blackmail attempt, in which a man named Joe Halderman threatened to go public with his knowledge of the affairs if Letterman didn't pay him $2 million.
And let me give you a piece of advice: record other's singing for blackmail purposes, because that in itself is funny.
You should not use information you learn to blackmail, harrass or slander another person.
Martha Huber (Christine Estabrook) blackmailed Mary Alice and that blackmail led to Mary Alice's suicide.
He crossed paths with multiple characters during his days of testing DNA samples and indulged in more than a little blackmail.
Kyle began to blackmail Jared and Natalie and went to the Manning house to blackmail Todd, but Oliver intercepted him and arrested him.
Blair figures this is just what she needs to blackmail her way into the university.
Blair takes the younger girl home, where her mom is being totally mean to her, making Blair wonder if she should blackmail her with the situation she observed earlier, but she eventually just tells her to spend more time with her daughter.
A mafia family from Australia began to blackmail him.
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