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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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a strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or a force or a requirement that forces an action
  • He was with her like a fever, a compulsion, an open door into her own possibilities, into what she believed was freedom.
    p. 187.7
  • She'd loved him, and all her life she had felt a compulsion to make up, somehow: for his inattention to his family; and for her mother's disappointment in having married a man so alien, finally, to herself.
    p. 41.6
  • When he died, this compulsion to make things right again, to fix the world, had only intensified.
    p. 41.7

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