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  • Our policy is in compliance with the law.
  • The improvements will bring us into compliance.
  • She got home by eleven in compliance with her parents’ wishes.
  • I rather absurdly concluded, knowing not with what possible threat to try to frighten his immobility into compliance.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

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  • He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • She gave lip service to the world: she went through the motions of complying with the regulations governing the behavior of teenaged girls from good families; she developed a halfway interest in clothes, boys, hairdos, gossip, and female aspirations; but she was uneasy all the time she was away from the security of those who she knew loved her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • In this case, necessity is the mother of compliance, and that’s just fine.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • She complied, and I asked her simply, "Are you happy?"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Francis complied.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The passengers grumbled but complied.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • He bent over as if to comply but faked away from me and tried to run.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The Court had justified reauthorization of the death penalty in the mid-1970s on the promise that proceedings would be subject to heightened scrutiny and meticulous compliance with the law but then began to retreat from the existing review procedures.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Now, as the time grew short, I felt I should at least make a gesture of compliance to authority.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • After a moment Chronicler complied, wiping the nib of the pen on a clean cloth before setting it down.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The girl complied and the rest of them began to disrobe.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It’s not clear whether he’ll comply.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I comply.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Though we can’t deny the possibility of some Lunars being smuggled in under our radar, I can promise that we’ve done everything in our power to comply with the Interplanetary Agreement.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He had always been like that, our son—quite capable of doing the opposite of what was right, simply because he didn’t want to be seen to be complying in some way.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I did feel different: larger, fuller, more complete, no longer divided against myself—compulsion to comply against wish to refuse.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I pulled my wheeled luggage to the cab door and leaned in through the open window as I said: "I would like the number of your taxi license and to see proof of your compliance with brake and headlight adjustment requirements."
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • "We comply with all pertinent environmental regulations," Johnson said automatically.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The driver complied, smashing into the Carl Hayden robot.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Sophie, who is shy enough anyway, detests being forced to perform for Durrfeld, but, smiling a twisted embarrassed smile, complies, speaking at her father’s command in Swabian, then in the indolent cadences of Bavaria, now in the tones of a native of Dresden, of Frankfurt, quickly followed by the Low German sound of a Saxon from Hannover and at last—aware that the desperation shows in her own eyes—blurting out an imitation of some quaint denizen of the Schwarzwald.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He risked open violence or death for refusal; he risked the same—more privately—for compliance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I wondered what might happen if I refused to comply with his request.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Random street checks — non-compliance punished.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The magnetron complies, forcing the bars into an open 0 wide enough to step through.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • With what you have, his compliance would be totally voluntary.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Atticus took us with him last Christmas when he complied with the mayor’s request.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He’s reached the limits of his compliance.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • They comply without question.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • With her eyes trapped wide open, Liesel nodded her compliance.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • We don’t say yes, or right: away, or thanks a lot, or understand and will comply.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Weyrother complied and Dohkturov noted them down.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Chris would comply with the rule, but as soon as his shift was over, bang! the first thing he’d do is peel those socks off.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Now my desires were complied with, and it would, indeed, have been folly to repent.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Mrs. Phillips was very glad for his compliance, but could not wait for his reason.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Now it was against the law to kill horses in Packingtown, and the law was really complied with—for the present, at any rate.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Metal dog tags were confiscated, in an apparent effort to comply with the stipulation that those executing POWs "not . leave any traces."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And you’re a badge of public shame, because at every step you interfere with their efforts at assimilation into normal complying society.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The okapi complied by living, and the spider by dying.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "In order to comply with these demands, I ask that everyone make their way to the Gathering Place to report whether you have an implant or not," he says.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • He felt a sensual pleasure in giving orders to Roark; and he felt also a fury of resentment at Roark’s passive compliance.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The man with the torch complied, although not asked in the most polite terms.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • You don’t comply with the conditions if you budge from the office during that time.’
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Superstition urged me to comply with this impulse: supposing he should be dead!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Murtagh warily complied, his eyes darting between the Twins and Ajihad.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It was the way he wanted it, and I complied.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She ordered Yossarian to get right back into his bed and blocked his path so he couldn’t comply.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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