COMPULSORY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPULSORY
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compulsory
 a.  mandatory; obligatory; required by rule
Classic Sentence:
1  On other estates the serfs' compulsory labor was commuted for a quitrent.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I
2  The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I
3  In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
4  As soon as he recovered, I related our compulsory visit, and detention at the Heights.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  If I were the president of a university I should establish a compulsory course in "How to Use Your Eyes".
2  The ministry has said it hopes to avoid compulsory redundancies.
3  In East Germany learning Russian was compulsory.
4  Attendance at evening prayers is not compulsory.
5  He has just finished a stint of compulsory military service.
6  A dark, intense, semi-smiling stare, as if the sprig of white heather was not charity but compulsory.
7  In 2004 Britain introduced a compulsory citizenship ceremony which required new citizens to take a broader oath promising to respect Britain's rights, freedoms and laws.