Sentence Examples


  • Better that she convey the information to Howie in her own words, and not compel me to admit what we'd been holding back information from him.
  • In 1906 Virginia entered suit in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel West Virginia to assume a portion of the debt.
  • Under his advice the opposition now made an alliance with Louis whereby the French king promised to help them to ruin Danby on condition that they would compel Charles, by stopping the supplies, to make peace with France, doing thus a grave injury to Protestant- ism abroad for the sake of a temporary party advantage at home.
  • Well, businesses are very efficient and, over the long term, will choose a location less able to compel them to internalize negative externalities (or, more rarely, overly compensate them for positive externalities, as in cities offering tax breaks to businesses.)Therefore, rational-acting businesses will likely locate in areas that allow them to inflict negative externalities without requiring compensation.
  • Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness.

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