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The Age of Innocence
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compel
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The Age of Innocence
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  • Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of Skuytercliff, and playing Patience together in the evenings.

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  • Does our DNA compel us to act as we do?
  • Can we compel the witness to testify?

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