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coerce
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
force to do — possibly  by physical, moral or intellectual means
  • Is this the still militant old man, standing at the corners of the three kingdoms, on all hands coercing alms of beggars?
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (92% in)
  • Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (5% in)

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