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compulsion
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or force or a requirement that forces an action
  • Physical compulsion or restraint was effectual, of course, while it lasted.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (29% in)
compulsion = force
There are no more uses of "compulsion" in The Scarlet Letter.

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