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coerce
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Moby Dick
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  • Is this the still militant old man, standing at the corners of the three kingdoms, on all hands coercing alms of beggars?
  • Starbuck’s body and Starbuck’s coerced will were Ahab’s, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck’s brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain’s quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.

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  • It is better to convince than to coerce.
  • The legislative bodies debated about what techniques could be used by the CIA to coerce a suspect into talking.

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