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coerce
used in The Mill on the Floss

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force to do — possibly  by physical, moral or intellectual means
  • ...only fellow-men who enjoy a period of high appreciation and full-blown eulogy; in many respectable families throughout this realm, relatives becoming creditable meet with a similar cordiality of recognition, which in its fine freedom from the coercion of any antecedents, suggests the hopeful possibility that we may some day without any notice find ourselves in full millennium, with cockatrices who have ceased to bite, and wolves that no longer show their teeth with any but the blandest...
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (6% in)

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