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  • She had always been proud of her father, understanding the mysterious and unreasoning compulsions of his science, but she had been in awe till now, when he walked heavily and spoke rarely.
  • But Watters and Pickerbaugh were not so great a compulsion to respectability as the charms of finding himself listened to in Nautilus as he never had been in Wheatsylvania, and of finding himself admired by Orchid.
  • He did not desire to be caught in any of the logrolling factions, though for Terry Wickett, still in France, and for Terry’s rough compulsion to honesty he was sometimes lonely.
  • Whether it was the compulsion of McGurk or the demands of the public-spirited, or whether Gottlieb’s own imagination aroused enough to visualize the far-off misery of the blacks in the canefields, he summoned Martin and remarked: "It comes to me that there is pneumonic plague in Manchuria and bubonic in St. Hubert, in the West Indies.

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  • I had a compulsion to tell the brutal truth.
  • She has a deep compulsion to make herself the center of attention.

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