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 Waterford home is what made much of Season 1 so compelling, with its lush interiors and its Cold-War tension between June and Serena.
What made this story so visually compelling, then and now, is the fact that there are three of them.
The project has been long, exciting and troubled, as a succession of creative teams have struggled with how to build a musical around a title character who is visually mesmerizing and emotionally compelling, but can’t speak, sing or dance.
There's something a little creepy, a little forbidden, a little haunted, and totally compelling about seeing the remains of what used to be there.
This is because Camille’s home life is just as compelling, if not more so, than figuring out who is murdering little girls and subsequently ripping their teeth out.
This quality is accentuated by the raw, moving performances director Rachel Slavick coaxes from her ensemble, led by Marie Tredway's subtle but compelling take on Honey Girl.
One is to think, gosh, climate change is such a compelling and urgent problem that even oil companies and lobbyists have seen the error of their ways.
Jamey Bradbury knows how to deliver an original and compelling story that mixes genres and develops characters in ways that should appeal to a range of readers.
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COMPELLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compelling 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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