Prepositions after "compel"

"compel by" or "compel to"?

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In 44% of cases compel by is used

For most vegans they feel compelled by a mixture of all of these reasons.

Any mateship they shared was compelled by criminality and hallmarked by a distinct lack of trust.

Choose which you will: whether it was compelled by necessity to love darkness, or seduced by free will.

People in some districts were compelled by the Spanish authorities to grow coffee and tobacco for the colonial government.

If most people are compelled by law to be only neutral bystanders in a war between themselves and barbarism, barbarism wins.

After the death of the 3rd Caliph Osman, Husain? s father Ali(AS) was compelled by the people of Madinah overwhelmingly to take the reigns of power.

Take away the demos and you are left only with the ' kratos ' - a state that must compel by force of law what it can not ask in the name of patriotism.

You feel compelled by something inside, something that grows a little more with every article, debate, comment, campaign ad or reference to something Scottish.

The bookseller's self-censorship, compelled by the State, would be a censorship affecting the whole public, hardly less virulent for being privately administered.

In practical terms, however, US foreign policies in the region are compelled by the Middle East's own dynamics and the US ' own political climate, economic woes, or ambitions.

In 30% of cases compel to is used

Right to compel to any act of duty 61.

It's a tough choice but nevertheless one does what he/she wants to do and not what he/she is compelled to.

You should be careful with that -- values can be as fallacious and misleading as they are compelling to whoever holds them.

I think the Rose and Amy arcs are in that latter category - you can read them as Hero's Journey stories, but you're hardly compelled to.

Her kings are never compelled to war, that we can hear of, by public principles, by national glory, still less by the love of their people.

The stories of these ' superhumans ', as dubbed by channel 4, tugs on your heart strings and you can't help but feel drawn and compelled to them.

In 6% of cases compel in is used

It also reviews the illustrious career of one of the pioneers in sleep research, compelling in its own right.

It's a stripped down collection of songs that are raw and to the point, and the last two tracks of the five are compelling in my view,.

In 4% of cases compel for is used

They want to make sure that their attractions remain compelling for visitors, ' added Mr Iswaran, who is also Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.

In 4% of cases compel with is used

It manages to be genuinely disturbing and compelling with none of the sensationalism you might expect from an adaptation of a.

In 2% of cases compel as is used

Because chances are they wo n't, unless you make your instructions as clear and compelling as a drill sergeant's marching orders.

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