compulsion

[ kuh m-puhl-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF compulsion

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPULSION

And do you think me so spiritless as to believe that I can be yours by compulsion?

You can wish you had stood all this; inevitable as the compulsion must have been!

I only know that I must wait—that compulsion is greater than my strength to combat.

The method of compulsion failed to keep the tenants on the land.

She was driven by a compulsion to which fatigue was nothing.

But what we would not do voluntarily we had to do by compulsion.

No; were I at the strappado, or all the racks in the world, I would not tell you on compulsion.

Whatever the compulsion put upon her, she ought to have withstood it.

Was this the compulsion that had driven her into marriage with the wrong man?

It is not founded on the principle of arbitration or compulsion.

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