Sentence Examples


  • It uses physical force to compel men to obey the laws.
  • Failing the arrival of a favourable reply from London by the 1st of December 1807, the tsar would help Napoleon to compel Denmark, Sweden and Portugal to close their ports against, and make war on, Great Britain.
  • Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness.
  • He tried to compel the Dutch and French refugees in England to unite with the Church of England, advising double taxation and other forms of persecution.
  • The harsh treatment of the Hanoverian demands was inspired by him, and won favour with the queen, while Oxford's influence declined; and by his support of the Schism Bill in May 1714, a violent Tory measure forbidding all education by dissenters by making an episcopal licence obligatory for schoolmasters, he probably intended to compel Oxford to give up the game.