compelling force

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  • No description can give an idea of the all-compelling force of this scene. Cited from Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches,David Starr Jordan
  • To this day I do not know what the compelling force was that pulled me down. Cited from Under the Andes, by Rex Stout
  • The compelling force must come from within, and not from without. Cited from The Mind and Its Education, by George Herbert Betts
  • Now the mere animal instinct to live was a compelling force within him. Cited from The Hidden Places, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Now, this inner possession can come about only through the compelling force of a long course of preparation. Cited from The Psychology of Beauty, by Ethel D. Puffer
  • You must go to the spot to feel the galvanic and compelling force that the industry projects. Cited from Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 21, Editor: Charles F. Horne
  • His feet pattered beside his master, but his body appeared to edge away and yet to be held by some compelling force. Cited from The Prelude to Adventure, by Hugh Walpole
  • There was a certain compelling force about him which at times made him seem more of a man to her than all the rest of them put together. Cited from The Penalty, by Gouverneur Morris
  • There are some advantages in the absence of a compelling force of public opinion. Cited from California and the Californians, D. S. Jordan
  • Yet there sat Delaney, shot through and through with some vital compelling force. Cited from The Redheaded Outfield, by Zane Grey
  • He paused as though there was some compelling force in the reflection. Cited from The Sleuth of St. James Street, by M. D. Post
  • Some outside compelling force -- so in any case it appeared to Carteret -- encompassed them. Cited from Deadham Hard, by Lucas Malet
  • With the compelling force of the man's blunt nature the whole atmosphere of the room was altered. Cited from Under Handicap, by Jackson Gregory
  • To Molly he represented neither orator nor reformer, but a compelling force which she felt rather than heard. Cited from The Miller Of Old Church, by Ellen Glasgow
  • To say that Bootea's eyes were beautiful was to say nothing, and to describe their compelling force was impossible. Cited from Caste, by W. A. Fraser
  • An absurd yet ineffable longing to fall down and kiss that line came over her with compelling force. Cited from Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3, Collected by Francis J. Reynolds
  • Apart from the all-compelling force of hunger, he was influenced by the passion of the chase. Cited from My Tropic Isle, by E J Banfield
  • He bowed, still silent, still strangely bound and fettered by the compelling force. Cited from Rosa Mundi and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Now he stood transformed, the man of action; the dominant, compelling force before whom littler men must wither. Cited from The Lighted Match, by Charles Neville Buck
  • Already she admired him as a vital, compelling force. Cited from The Short Cut, by Jackson Gregory
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