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Definitiona strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or force or a requirement that forces an action
- 'So my son took, of his own will, and on no compulsion, to the course in which he can always, when it is his pleasure, outstrip every competitor,' she pursued.Chapters 19-21 (52% in)
- He drew it under the sleeve of his mulberry-coloured great-coat, and I walked on, almost upon compulsion, arm-in-arm with him.Chapters 37-39 (85% in)
There are no more uses of "compulsion" in David Copperfield.
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