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
Stanfield is not a compelling storyteller, and a few of the acting performances from newcomers are rough.
Nolan condenses the experiences of the soldiers and citizen volunteers into just a few characters (the movie runs a scant 107 minutes), and his movie becomes a compelling mixture of the epic and the intimate.
Some of the installations run closer to kitsch than compelling, but this year, be sure to check out the charming Micr’home by Myrtille Drouet: The designer invests in narrow spaces and scales her architecture to shrunken proportions.
Even shortlisted women with impressive CVs may still be assumed to be less competent, are challenged, sometimes excessively, and therefore have less time to present a coherent and compelling talk.
While ego no doubt played a role in McFarland’s decision, an equally compelling answer was there in black and white.
Among the more compelling story lines on the women’s side is the return of two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who suffered stab wounds to her playing hand during a home invasion six months ago.
But anyone (animal lover or no) looking for a sweet story of a compelling woman torn between work, romance, and, well, the responsibilities of being a pet owner should catch up with this short season.
The business model is so compelling that management companies typically pay for the equipment and staff.
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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
Legal Definition of compelling
: that compels : tending to demand action or to convince a compelling need for disclosure a compelling argument
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