"Well, what if our roles were reversed?" she started with thoughtfulness.
Just as they had reversed their direction, Edith Shipton passed them, driving down the mountain, not speeding but too fast by Dean's conservative standards.
The coercive force, or coercivity, of a material is that reversed magnetic force which, while it is acting, just suffices to reduce the residual induction to nothing after the material has been temporarily submitted to any great magnetizing force.
If Annie's abductor was still operating, that literally reversed the odds that we'd knock heads with him if he remained active!