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
The governing coalition and the Communists are united in rejecting any compulsory distribution of migrants in the European Union.
The defense ministry previously said that Son must complete the compulsory two years.
The tariffs, which Trump set in motion in March, are a response to China's practice of compulsory technology licensing for foreign companies and its efforts to steal U.S. trade secrets via cybertheft, administration officials have said.
That might be because of wine — TMG asserts in its countersuit that Depp has a compulsory spending habit that revolves largely around wine.
In addition to the compulsory veil, women have to wear a closed overcoat that falls over the knees.
What remained was compulsory, completing the 27 outs required to end this farce and conclude another series win for the Astros, 13-5 against the Athletics on Wednesday night.
This policy is reinforced by compulsory pregnancy tests.
Aster does just fine with the compulsory horror elements: the eerie apparitions, paranormal threats, and things that go bump in the night (and day).
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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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