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
More than 50 years after Joan Lindsay’s novel Picnic at Hanging Rock was first released, the story—about a group of young women at an Australian boarding school who go mysteriously missing during a field trip—is no less compelling.
In short: Raw numbers + history make a compelling case.
However, Vaughn makes his own compelling case with a conference-best .414 average, 23 home runs, 60 RBIs, .848 slugging percentage, 162 total bases and only 16 strikeouts.
Cena’s presence is compelling to Ryan Hayes, who has regularly attended MegaCon Orlando and similar events since 2001.
For Emilia Clarke, whose cunning Qi'ra provides some of the film’s best moments, the experience was equally compelling.
The Rangers made a compelling case as one of the worst teams over the weekend.
The resulting work is fascinating, and presents a compelling case that these drugs might be the next big thing in American public health.
While the plumes are not 100 percent confirmed as of now, Jia says the Galileo evidence makes a compelling case that there are water plumes at Europa.
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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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