Examples of compelling in a Sentence
The novel was so compelling that I couldn't put it down.
He made a compelling argument.
I would need a very compelling reason to leave my job.
She had a compelling need to share what she had heard.
Recent Examples of compelling from the Web
The enormous rocks, some of which weigh 20 tons or more, glowed in the afternoon light, which made the how-did-they-do-that mystery more compelling.
Even more compelling, argue the authors, are dark patches in Venus’s atmosphere that change shape, size and position over time, but never disappear completely.
Stark’s analysis still leaves us with a question, though: How did all that modeling of a compelling, alternative way of life get started?
Weisberg's storytelling style makes all the characters compelling, and leaves the audience unsure of who to root for.
These arguments for saving and studying the fatberg are compelling enough, to my mind, but the opportunity to gaze upon it within the museum context achieves something more.
Each event was marked with a flurry of colorful signs depicting powerful, compelling, and witty messages about the dire need to end gun violence.
While so many of his contemporaries seem content to schematize Big Ideas by populating narrow, transparent stage worlds with one-dimensional characters, Harris trades in compelling, aggravating ambiguity.
But that would be to deny the forcefulness of the four performers who make this show’s music so very compelling.
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COMPELLING Defined for English Language Learners
: very interesting : able to capture and hold your attention
: capable of causing someone to believe or agree
: strong and forceful : causing you to feel that you must do something
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