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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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very interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action

or more rarely:  a force for action
  • Realizing, too, that he was beginning to flatten and extend his own vowels, called by the deep pull of language, patterns of speech as familiar and compelling as water.
    p. 147.5
  • Howard was just an ordinary person, almost scrawny and beginning to go bald, yet he was mysteriously compelling too, conjured perhaps from her own deep loneliness and wishing.
    p. 178.3

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