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Definition very interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action

or more rarely:  a force for action
  • The evidence is compelling.
compelling = very interesting; or convincing
  • Her presentation was compelling.
  • compelling = very interesting; or convincing
  • A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey.
    Chaim Weizmann
  • ...sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the newspaper.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • compellingly = in a manner that could not be resisted
  • Sabin smiled upon him contemptuously - the maddening, compelling smile of the born aristocrat.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • He was the spirit of boyhood tugging at the skirts of this old world of ours and compelling it to come back and play.
    Barrie, James Matthew  --  Margaret Ogilvy
  • I could not violate my sense of hospitality by compelling them to endure this hardship.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • He turned and looked about him, sternly compelling himself to regain his consciousness of outward things.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Critics have accused Crook of padding his own part, but the book makes for compelling reading.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It was the call, the many-noted call, sounding more luringly and compellingly than ever before.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • These pieces are really compelling.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Is it because its stories are such compelling reading?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And then, most compellingly for Laila, there is Mariam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Far over hill and field it echoed; and so compelling was that call that Sam himself almost turned and dashed back.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • But our curiosity was so compelling: Who were we?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • She said she would teach us how to tell our stories in a more compelling way.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Compelling, but disgusting.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The camerlegno's voice plunged to a compelling hush.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was an obvious trick, but her voice was so compelling, even Jason bought it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I find it pretty compelling.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska

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