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compulsion
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
a strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or a force or a requirement that forces an action
  • She knew that a continuous struggle against the compulsion of a single desire was compulsion also, but it was the form she preferred to accept.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (1% in)
  • ...arch-enemy of the Wynand publications; that Heller came from an old, distinguished family and had graduated from Oxford; that he had started as a literary critic and ended by becoming a quiet fiend devoted to the destruction of all forms of compulsion, private or public, in heaven or on earth; that he had been cursed by preachers, bankers, club-women and labor organizers; that he had better manners than the social elite whom he usually mocked, and a tougher constitution than the...
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (49% in)
  • Heller, the fighter against compulsion, was baffled by Roark, a man so impervious to compulsion that he became a kind of compulsion himself, an ultimatum against things Heller could not define.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • Heller, the fighter against compulsion, was baffled by Roark, a man so impervious to compulsion that he became a kind of compulsion himself, an ultimatum against things Heller could not define.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • Heller, the fighter against compulsion, was baffled by Roark, a man so impervious to compulsion that he became a kind of compulsion himself, an ultimatum against things Heller could not define.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • She knew that a continuous struggle against the compulsion of a single desire was compulsion also, but it was the form she preferred to accept.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (1% in)
  • Either course taken would be taken under compulsion: she could leave her work, because he had made her want to leave it, or she could remain, hating it, in order to keep her life unchanged, in defiance of him.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (14% in)
  • "THE BASIC trouble with the modern world," said Ellsworth Toohey, "is the intellectual fallacy that freedom and compulsion are opposites.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • In essence, freedom and compulsion are one.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (2% in)
  • Whenever a new compulsion is imposed upon us, we automatically gain a new freedom.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (3% in)
  • Only by accepting total compulsion can we achieve total freedom.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (4% in)
  • Compulsion is a law of nature.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (31% in)
  • What I mean is we ought to lose that bugaboo of being scared of the word compulsion.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (39% in)
  • It's not compulsion when it's for a good cause.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (39% in)
  • There's a great deal to be said for compulsion," stated Homer Slottern.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (42% in)
  • The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (48% in)

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