Examples of blackmail in a Sentence
She was a victim of blackmail.
The servant extorted blackmail from her employer.
Recent Examples of blackmail from the Web
The man, who lives on Grant Street in West Allis, reported the blackmail April 26.
The president has a personal, and perhaps financial, debt to unknown parties who are protecting him from scandal and possibly blackmail.
The standard form does not, however, ask about potential blackmail.
There is a chance the president of the United States could be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government, or, as New York’s Jonathan Chait has suggested, is currently being blackmailed by them.
Some sellers have made matters worse with techniques ranging from opaque pricing to emotional blackmail.
The governor is separately scheduled to go on trial in St. Louis next month on felony charges related to the alleged photo of the hair stylist and subsequent threat of blackmail.
The same sort of thinking turns out to be a motivating factor in the movie's blackmail ring.
Letterman, who infamously admitted to cheating on his wife in 2009 after a blackmail attempt, addressed his own infidelity before giving the rapper a chance to talk about his own affair.
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BLACKMAIL Defined for English Language Learners
: the crime of threatening to tell secret information about someone unless the person being threatened gives you money or does what you want
: something (such as money) that is received through blackmail
BLACKMAIL Defined for Kids
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