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  1. simple past tense and past participle of compel
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He was compelled to take an external London degree at the fledgling University College, Leicester.
Many Gasconaders, he informed me, had threatened the assault, and even commenced the undertaking, but were compelled to give up the attempt.
In addition, if a state disfavors same-sex marriage it cannot be compelled to recognize such a union performed in another state.
Nor can any be compelled to pay even a dime of dues or fees for political activities with which he or she disagrees.
In certain situations an individual can be compelled to produce material for inspection by, or surrender to, the police.
Its escarp should be reveted with brick or stone, in order that the enemy may be compelled to form a breach in it by artillery.

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