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coerce
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
force to do — possibly  by physical, moral or intellectual means
  • While you looked so, I should be certain that whatever charter you might grant under coercion, your first act, when released, would be to violate its conditions.
    Chapter 24 (75% in)
  • ...silence all he felt towards me: the disappointment of an austere and despotic nature, which has met resistance where it expected submission — the disapprobation of a cool, inflexible judgment, which has detected in another feelings and views in which it has no power to sympathise: in short, as a man, he would have wished to coerce me into obedience: it was only as a sincere Christian he bore so patiently with my perversity, and allowed so long a space for reflection and repentance.
    Chapter 34 (97% in)

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