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used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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very interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action

or more rarely:  a force for action
  • We just want the law upheld—the one that promises Shay Bourne the right to practice his religion even in the state penitentiary, unless there's a compelling governmental interest to keep him from doing so.
  • Therefore, when balancing the religious rights of inmates against the compelling governmental interest of the state, this court is mindful of more than just the monetary cost, or even the security cost to other inmates.
  • "I find under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 that Shay Bourne has a valid and compelling religious belief that he must donate his organs at the time of his death," Judge Haig pronounced.

There are no more uses of "compelling" in Change of Heart by Picoult.

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