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Origin of compulsion
OTHER WORDS FROM compulsionnon·com·pul·sion, nounpre·com·pul·sion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH compulsioncompulsion , compunction
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Example sentences from the Web for compulsion
According to reports, education minister Lawrence Wong said that the country believes 70% adoption could help push it to its next level of reopening, phase three—but that this could be achieved only through legal compulsion.Some prominent exposure apps are slowly rolling back freedoms|Bobbie Johnson|November 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Feeling tired and exasperated and overburdened a few weeks ago after working on a long and complicated story and getting very little sleep, I sourly informed Twitter that I felt a compulsion and a God-given right to commit a venial sin.Gene Weingarten: I feel compelled to commit a venial sin|Gene Weingarten|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
So far, these companies have experienced little pushback and are under no compulsion to change.Why Do Fast-Casual Restaurants Get a Pass on Appropriation?|Jenny Dorsey|October 5, 2020|Eater
However, many public health experts fear that government compulsion is unlikely to be effective, and warn that heavy policing of vaccine uptake could backfire.Liberal, Educated … and Anti-Vaxxer: Pandemic Births New Vaccine Doubters|Charu Kasturi|August 25, 2020|Ozy
And many fans may feel a compulsion to add their voice to the crowd shouting out for these rights to be protected.
Ultimately, his fascination with the drug gave way to compulsion and a struggle to break the habit.
Why should the compulsion to excel—which propels these privileged students to Oxford.Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia?|Emma Woolf|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One step too far, and ambition turns into unrealistic expectations, compulsion into craziness.
Like the gymnast and the ballerina, the distance runner is often defined by drive and compulsion.
Saint and sinner, believer and infidel, are alike under this compulsion in matters moral—and in all matters.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
At the same time, the moral influences put upon them were those of compulsion and restraint.A Jewish Chaplain in France|Lee J. Levinger
It was certainly one that was entered into voluntarily by both partners of the marriage; there was no compulsion of law.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
It is a sense of on-coming fate, a compulsion to do or to suffer, that produces the illusion of perfect knowledge.Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy|George Santayana
On the contrary, nothing was taught him by compulsion, and no child could be more full of happiness.Olive Leaves|Lydia Howard Sigourney
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Cultural definitions for compulsion
In psychology, an internal force that leads persons to act against their will. A “compulsive” act cannot be controlled: “Smith was a compulsive gambler.”