Definition of Compulse
1. to compel [v COMPULSED, COMPULSING, COMPULSES] - See also: compel
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Literary usage of Compulse
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"It was finally determined to adopt a modified compulse policy, the ultimate effect of which would be to bring within the as ciation every employe of the ..."
2. Memoirs of Aaron Burr: With Miscellaneous Selections from His Correspondence by Aaron Burr, Matthew Livingston Davis (1855)
"Aunt more in temper than was expected. He dines here to-morrow with the two Blakes, I felt no other compulse to notice them than your wish. ..."
3. The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, During His Residence of Four Years in by Aaron Burr (1836)
"I felt no other compulse to notice them than your wish. Our little daughter's health has improved beyond my expectations. Your dear Theodosia cannot hear ..."
4. French Short Stories by Douglas Labaree Buffum (1907)
"... solennel garçon de bureau pose, d'un air important, la mince chemise jaune sur la table, Hubert Boinville compulse les pièces avec un intérêt visible. ..."