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Definitionvery interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action
or more rarely: a force for action
- He drove him from their company to the servants, deprived him of the instructions of the curate, and insisted that he should labour out of doors instead; compelling him to do so as hard as any other lad on the farm.Chapter 6 (20% in)
- And as he had been in the habit of accusing Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, when children, of putting the master past his patience, and compelling him to seek solace in drink by what he termed their 'offald ways,' so at present he laid the whole burden of Hareton's faults on the shoulders of the usurper of his property.Chapter 18 (84% in)
There are no more uses of "compelling" in Wuthering Heights.
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