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compel
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  • He would flee to her in Easter vacation; he would compel Tozer to support her while she studied stenography in Zenith; he would have her near him through the last year.
  • He had been compelled to give up much of his time to mere housework and the production of the sera which paid his expenses.
  • McGurk had bullied Dr. Tubbs now and then; Tubbs was compelled to scurry to his office as though he were a messenger boy; yet when he saw the saturnine eyes of Gottlieb, McGurk looked interested; and the two men, the bulky, clothes-conscious, powerful, reticent American and the cynical, simple, power-despising European, became friends.

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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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