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used in The Fountainhead

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very interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action

or more rarely:  a force for action
  • "Hello, Peter Keating," said Ellsworth Monkton Toohey in his compelling, magical voice.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (55% in)
  • Truth—to the traditions of our Art, Love—for our fellow men whom we are to serve, Beauty—ah, Beauty is a compelling goddess to all artists, be it in the shape of a lovely woman or a building....
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (1% in)
  • "I have been thinking of you," she said softly, and stopped, then added, her voice flowing on in the same tone of compelling invitation, "because there's a bit of a dirty job to be done at my house.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (13% in)
  • Sitting close to her, he turned and looked at her directly, his glance compelling like an open hint, hoping to make the silence significant between them.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "compelling" in The Fountainhead.

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