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used in Running in the Family

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describing something someone does as done too much because of an uncontrollable desire — such as excessive gambling or eating
  • In India only the aristocracy gambled; in Ceylon the bankers and lime-burners and fishmongers and the leisured class would spend their afternoons, shoulder to shoulder, betting compulsively.
    p. 48.4
  • She stole flowers compulsively, even in the owner's presence.
    p. 122.5

There are no more uses of "compulsive" in Running in the Family.

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