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someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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For the usurer being at certainties, and others at uncertainties, at the end of the game, most of the money will be in the box; and ever a state flourisheth, when wealth is more equally spread.
On the other side, the commodities of usury are, first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it; for it is certain that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back, his money, there will ensue, presently, a great stand of trade.
The two usurers took a mental inventory of des Lupeaulx's study while he read with amazement and stupefaction a deed of purchase which seemed wafted to him from the clouds by angels.
Once in the street, the two usurers looked at each other under a street lamp and laughed.
At the same instant Mitral, waiting at the Cafe Themis, saw the two usurers returning, but was unable to perceive the slightest indications of the result on their impassible faces.
Hindu amils [revenue collectors] and usurers undermined the Talpur currency and promoted the British: 'Seth Na'umal, a Hindu merchant of great influence, was chiefly responsible for the seed of defection among the non-Baloch tribes of Qalmatis, Numerians, Jokhias and others in lower Sindh.
They are vulnerable to loan sharks and usurers in times of dire need.
Raving at Usurers offers an important and compelling alternative to economic readings of the eighteenth century.
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato - Alongside its deliveries of farm machineries coupled with technical services, the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the Duterte administration is giving impetus to providing "soft or interest-free" loans to save subsistent farmers from age-old dominance by usurers and cartels.
Through these rictus smiles they are still demanding, like usurers of old, outrageous sums of money from the UK as the price for leaving - and refuse to be budged.
Those who made consumption loans to poor people historically--early payday lenders, you might say--were often thought to be usurers.
Francis Beaumont does not appear to have been preyed upon by city usurers.
Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia: Debt, Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
In Dante's Inferno, usurers were condemned to the seventh circle of hell, a place reserved for those who did violence against God.
However with the volume of new usurers entering into the market there does exist an element of chaos.