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used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

16 uses
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to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • They are constantly compelled to resort to it.
    18 — Months Of Peril (45% in)
compelled = forced
  • The cook never sent a dinner to his table without fear and trembling; for if there happened to be a dish not to his liking, he would either order her to be whipped, or compel her to eat every mouthful of it in his presence.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (72% in)
  • He sent for the cook, and compelled her to eat it.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (77% in)
  • Benjamin was taken sick, and compelled to remain in Baltimore three weeks.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (76% in)
  • I was compelled to live under the same roof with him—where I saw a man forty years my senior daily violating the most sacred commandments of nature.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (17% in)
  • She will be compelled to realize that she is no longer a child.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (41% in)
  • My master met me at every turn, reminding me that I belonged to him, and swearing by heaven and earth that he would compel me to submit to him.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (49% in)
  • She drank the cup of sin, and shame, and misery, whereof her persecuted race are compelled to drink.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (93% in)
  • It is the ignorance in which white men compel him to live; it is the torturing whip that lashes manhood out of him; it is the fierce bloodhounds of the South, and the scarcely less cruel human bloodhounds of the north, who enforce the Fugitive Slave Law.
    8 — What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North (49% in)
  • The life she was compelled to lead drove her mad.
    9 — Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders (75% in)
  • When I had gone four or five miles, fatigue compelled me to stop.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (87% in)
  • Every day for a fortnight, if I looked out, I saw horsemen with some poor panting negro tied to their saddles, and compelled by the lash to keep up with their speed, till they arrived at the jail yard.
    12 — Fear Of Insurrection (85% in)
  • I was compelled to leave my place of concealment, and I groped my way back into the house.
    18 — Months Of Peril (6% in)
  • But though my life in slavery was comparatively devoid of hardships, God pity the woman who is compelled to lead such a life!
    21 — The Loophole Of Retreat (29% in)
  • So my aunt was compelled to lie at her door, until one midnight she was forced to leave, to give premature birth to a child.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (10% in)
  • I should have been glad to have met Daniel Dodge himself; to have had him seen me and known me, that he might have mourned over the untoward circumstances which compelled him to sell me for three hundred dollars.
    41 — Free At Last (80% in)

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