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Sample sentences for the GRE study word usury

usury can be used as a noun

1.Take thou no usury of him, or increase but fear thy God that thy brother may live with thee. - from The King James Bible
2.He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. - from The King James Bible
3.Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usur. - from The King James Bible
4.Yet somewhat turn thee back," I in these words Continu'd, "where thou saidst, that usury Offends celestial Goodness and this knot Perplex'd unravel.. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
5.Before the fall of the Roman republic, a usury of the same kind seems to have been common in the provinces, under the ruinous administration of their proconsuls. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.Foul usury doth not more lift itself Against God's pleasure, than that fruit which makes The hearts of monks so wanton for whate'er Is in the church's keeping, all pertains. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
7.As the profits which can afford such an interest must eat up almost the whole rent of the landlord, so such enormous usury must in its turn eat up the greater part of those profits. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. - from The King James Bible
9.Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury yet every one of them doth curse me. - from The King James Bible

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