Examples of compulsory in a Sentence
- To free the mind and the heart from compulsory religious confession and observance was good for all three interested parties: the state, the church and the people. —Jon Meacham, Newsweek, 27 Jan. 2009
- So he wants a private life and no photographs and nobody to know his home address. I can dig it, I can relate to that (but, like he should try it when it's compulsory instead of a free-choice option). —Salman Rushdie, New York Times Book Review, 14 Jan. 1990
- He began to resent the compulsory attendance at the boring factory meetings. —James Reston, Jr., Time, 28 Nov. 1988
compulsory retirement at age 70
Recent Examples of compulsory from the Web
Philosophy is still a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
He also was charged a share of the group's compulsory gratuity.
Helmets are considered compulsory equipment for most outdoor activities these days.
Kenyatta National Hospital's board chairman, Mark Bor, said in a statement that the board has opened an internal investigation, and the CEO and the director of clinical services have been put on compulsory leave during that process.
But congress blocked Mr Peña’s plan to make this compulsory.
The insects’ compulsory altruism—a form of extreme social behavior called eusociality—made little sense.
The move on Wednesday comes after Australia issued a compulsory recall for 2.7 million cars with defective air bags in February.
While school is compulsory for French children from the age of six, since 1989 parents have had the legal right to a place in a pre-school center from the age of three.
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COMPULSORY Defined for English Language Learners
: required by a law or rule
: having the power of forcing someone to do something
COMPULSORY Defined for Kids
- compulsory arbitration
- compulsory insurance
- a compulsory counterclaim
- compulsory reconvention
- compulsory measures
compulsorilyplay \-sə-rə-lē\ adverb
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