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Definition to conform to rules or the wishes of others
  • Our policy is in compliance with the law.
compliance = to conform to rules or the wishes of others
  • She got home by eleven in compliance with her parents' wishes.
  • The improvements will bring us into compliance.
  • Atticus took us with him last Christmas when he complied with the mayor's request.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • complied = did what someone else wanted
  • 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
  • compliance = conforming to rules or the wishes of others
  • 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
  • compliance = conforming to the wishes of others
  • [complying] You are absurd, Jack.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • "I didn't actually want to stop here," he said to his companions, shamed by their compliance with his wishes.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • 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
  • The okapi complied by living, and the spider by dying.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It was the way he wanted it, and I complied.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • J. Edgar Hoover, who like LBJ had felt personally humiliated by the Kennedys during JFK's time in office, was only too happy to comply.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I don't know what right we had to say that, or to expect him to comply.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • The stores had to comply, and this was so successful in Chicago that the techniques spread across the country.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The passengers grumbled but complied.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • To comply with discovery rules, Jordan handed Diana a synopsis of Josie's testimony as she was walking up to the stand.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • One by one they complied.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • There could be only the most proper alacrity, a most obliging compliance for public view; and smiles reined in and spirits dancing in private rapture.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • It's not clear whether he'll comply.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • 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

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