compelling power

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  • She had the will, the compelling power to carry the thing through. Cited from Constance Dunlap, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • He seemed to have established some compelling power over her. Cited from The Great Prince Shan, by E. (Edward) Phillips Oppenheim
  • The words were nothing, almost without meaning, but the tune itself was full of compelling power. Cited from The Guns of Bull Run, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The fate-compelling power of such a word, once shot from the mouth, was beyond recall. Cited from Unwritten Literature of Hawaii, by Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • Nothing, now, would serve but strong action, and the compelling power of Martial Law. Cited from Far to Seek, by Maud Diver
  • He believed he could overcome it by the very compelling power of his love and the righteousness of his cause. Cited from The Yoke, by Elizabeth Miller
  • Such was the compelling power of that love which had come tardily to her. Cited from The Maid of the Whispering Hills, by Vingie E. Roe
  • To deliver man from the control of his natural inertia he must be touched by some strong compelling power. Cited from Making of a Nation, by Charles Foster Kent and Jeremiah Whipple Jenks
  • On the other side she felt the compelling power of love and gratitude and the definite divine command. Cited from Value of the Old Testament, by Charles Foster Kent
  • They rested as if stopped by some mysterious compelling power -- some living magnet that seemed to hold them against his will. Cited from High Noon, by Anonymous
  • There was much excitement which would probably have died as other excitement had died before, had not the times produced a voice of compelling power. Cited from The Forty-Niners, by Stewart Edward White
  • By the exercise of her compelling power over him she had him in her toils and he was helpless. Cited from The Long Chance, by Peter B. Kyne
  • Hammond's voice had a sufficiently compelling power to make her sit down once more on her window-ledge. Cited from A Sweet Girl Graduate, by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  • Now, what is the compelling power in all missionary enterprise? Cited from Love's Final Victory, by Horatio
  • There was a compelling power in his voice, and already a number of couples were waltzing round. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • Great love-compelling power had that dignified and benignant old man! Cited from Ishmael, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • But to some this yearning backward glance comes early; they feel its compelling power while still in the vigor of middle life. Cited from Our Friend John Burroughs, by Clara Barrus
  • She is under the compelling power of a marvelous discovery. Cited from Sermons on Biblical Characters, by Clovis G. Chappell
  • While he was still vividly conscious of the woman whose compelling power he felt, he felt, now, as well, the pure touch of those baby lips. Cited from Their Yesterdays, by Harold Bell Wright
  • For the first time she thoroughly comprehended the cool, compelling power of this man, and it mastered her completely. Cited from Beth Norvell, by Randall Parrish
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