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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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force or compel somebody to do something; or to commit to do something
  • And even though Norah was inclined to agree with her now, she felt obligated to defend David, who through his own sadness had taken care of everything: the quiet unattended burial, the explanations to friends, the swift tidying up of the ragged ends of grief.
    p. 43.8

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