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  • There was no means of compelling them to do so, and they had their way. Cited from U.S. History, V1, by Julian Hawthorne
  • He had not even the art of compelling silence while he spoke. Cited from Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth,G. Brandes
  • I did think once of compelling you to right the wrong you have done me, but that is past. Cited from 'Way Down East, by Joseph R. Grismer
  • The thing has to be done; there are means of compelling you. Cited from Unspoken Sermons, by George MacDonald
  • What is the good of compelling us to do that which we now do willingly? Cited from The Mysteries of Paris V2, by Eugene Sue
  • There seemed to be no hope of compelling the South to return to the Union. Cited from Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee, John Esten Cooke
  • What was the use of compelling him to do that? Cited from The Life of the Fields, by Richard Jefferies
  • 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
  • They knew I had the means of compelling them to maintain the widow and family. Cited from The Romance of a Pro-Consul, by James Milne
  • He was accused of compelling companies doing business with his department to make campaign contributions on his behalf.
  • Indeed, nothing practical has ever been done in this State by way of compelling attendance upon the schools. Cited from The Arena, Vol. 4, No. 21, August 1891, ed. by B. O. Flower
  • But think of compelling me to furnish you the wings with which to leave me! Cited from Aftermath, by James Lane Allen
  • Congress might issue orders, but it had no means of compelling obedience. Cited from Civil Government in the United States, by John Fiske
  • I've got a job for you to do to-night, and I have the means of compelling you to do it. Cited from The Rose in the Ring, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • The idea of compelling, or even influencing him to do her justice, never once crossed her horizon. Cited from Salted With Fire, by George MacDonald
  • On every train every night are told tales of the road which, if they were put in type, would make a book of compelling interest. Cited from Tales of the Road, by Charles N. Crewdson
  • However, they also criticized its cumbersome encounter/combat system and its lack of compelling background material.
  • Much of their present feeling arises from a hope of compelling a return to the old relation of master and slave. Cited from Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field, by Thomas W. Knox
  • 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
  • They have succeeded through a combination of compelling content and local customization.
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