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compel
used in Great Expectations

3 uses
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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • "O dear me!" said I, as if I found myself compelled to give up Biddy in despair.
    Chapter 35 (90% in)
  • At such times as when your sister is on the Ram-page, Pip," Joe sank his voice to a whisper and glanced at the door, "candor compels fur to admit that she is a Buster."
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • I had pretended with myself that there was nothing of this taint in the arrangement; but when I went up to my little room on this last night, I felt compelled to admit that it might be so, and had an impulse upon me to go down again and entreat Joe to walk with me in the morning.
    Chapter 19 (88% in)

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