levy


levy
01. The peasants were angered by the new taxes [levied] by the King.
02. The airport has [levied] a $10 surcharge for every passenger to cover the cost of renovations to the facility.
03. Environmental groups want the government to impose a special [levy] on SUVs because of their poor fuel efficiency.
04. The governor announced an additional [levy] on gasoline to pay for road maintenance.
05. New customs [levies] imposed by the Americans on Canadian softwood lumber go into effect starting in May.
06. In 1799, in order to finance the Napoleonic Wars, Great Britain became the first country in the world to [levy] a general income tax on its people.
07. Hundreds of years ago in Europe, the amount and frequency of taxes [levied] on the common people were determined by the lord of the estate.
08. In many countries, property taxes are [levied] on land and buildings, but some countries also include such things as business and farm equipment and inventories, automobiles, jewelry, furniture, and even bonds, mortgages, and shares of stock.
09. If the new law is passed, the police will simply [levy] fines for marijuana possession, rather than arresting people.
10. The war has [levied] a heavy toll on the young men of our nation.
11. The government is considering [levying] a special surcharge for all those who cross the border, in order to pay for the increased security costs which are a result of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
12. Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that for every benefit you receive, a tax is [levied].
13. Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort once suggested that change of fashion is the tax [levied] by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
14. On December 20, 1820, the state of Missouri [levied] a special tax on bachelors.
15. Taxes should not be [levied] without the authority of Parliament.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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