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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 uses
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to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • As it was, we were compelled to hold our heads high and be, respectively, a gentleman and a lady.
    p. 326.5
compelled = forced
  • Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving two bows from a snarl of shoelaces.
    p. 23.4
compelled = forced
There are no more uses of "compel" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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