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 Meanings and Examples of COMPELS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
compels
 v.  force somebody to do something
 v.  necessitate or exact
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  Alas, madame," returned Villefort, "my profession, as well as the times in which we live, compels me to be severe.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
2  His master is enraged at him; but, not willing to send him off without food, gives him more than is necessary, and compels him to eat it within a given time.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  The same power that compels her silence may compel her speech.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  Indeed," said the cardinal, "whatever repugnance I may have to directing my mind to such a treason, your Majesty compels me to think of it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 16 IN WHICH M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL
5  His manhood was humbled by the part he was compelled to play and by the thought of what Mattie must think of him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
6  She was compelled by threats, if not by violence, to make the charge against the victim.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
7  A piece of red flannel was wrapped around Mademoiselle's throat; a stiff neck compelled her to hold her head on one side.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
8  Such were the new surroundings in which Elzbieta was placed, and such was the work she was compelled to do.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
9  He was on Ashland Avenue before exhaustion compelled him to slow down, and then, noticing a car, he made a dart for it and drew himself aboard.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  Heyward prepared to comply, though with strong disgust at the nature of the office he was compelled to execute.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
11  Once or twice he was compelled to speak, to command her attention of those he served.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
12  The mare of David had been taken with the followers of the large chief; in consequence, its owner, as well as Duncan, was compelled to journey on foot.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
13  After crossing a low vale, through which a gushing brook meandered, he suddenly ascended a hill, so steep and difficult of ascent, that the sisters were compelled to alight in order to follow.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
14  Indeed, many a maimed and feeble soldier was compelled to drag his exhausted limbs in the rear of the columns, for the want of the necessary means of conveyance in that wilderness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
15  A long, low island lay at a little distance before them, and, as they closed with it, the chasing canoe was compelled to take a side opposite to that on which the pursued passed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Local housing authorities have been compelled by the housing crisis to make offers of sub-standard accommodation.
2  The students ought not to be compelled to go back of academic titles to find out what they mean.
3  Prosecutors, grand jurors, marshals and court stenographers are legally compelled not to reveal what happens in the grand jury room.
4  Your cleverness and skill has compelled our admiration.
5  The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools.
6  I'll do the best I can with it, even if I am compelled to pilfer from the pages of the book.
7  Why, Jane, what would you have? I fear you will compel me to go through a private marriage ceremony.
8  He would compel her to listen to what he had to say; he would never again jeopardize their happiness by allowing her to misunderstand him.
9  Why, Jane, what would you have? I fear you will compel me to go through a private marriage ceremony, besides that performed at the altar.
10  The law will compel employers to provide health insurance.
11  His courage and skill compel our admiration.
12  The Senate duly approved Mr Rajoy's request to apply Article 155 of the constitution; it grants the government wide powers to compel a region to obey the constitution.
13  A fight-to-the-last-breath duel is often more compelling than merely a parade of highlight plays.
14  They had better not succeed in compelling anyone to work the proposed shift to midnight.
15  The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it.