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compulsion
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or a force or a requirement that forces an action
  • Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered "Listen," a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.
    p. 9.6
compulsion = a strong (perhaps irresistible) urge to do something

(editor's note:  In this context, gay means "fun and carefree.")
There are no more uses of "compulsion" in The Great Gatsby.

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