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  • Leto watched the movements of the man’s hands: compulsive touchings—the edge of a plate, the handle of a spoon, a finger tracing the fold of a jowl.
  • Leto watched the fat hands, the glittering jewels on baby-fat hands—their compulsive wandering.

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  • It is a compulsive behavior.
  • He was known to be a compulsive gambler and a pretty consistent loser.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men

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