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Word: compelling

Definition: overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel

Sentences Containing 'compelling'

"Her voice had great richness and power, and her strikingly handsome stage appearance and intense acting made her a compelling performer."
"Q" gave it a score of four stars out of five and stated that "even at their most acerbic or delicately downplayed extremes, Incubus are compelling.", while CDNow noted that Incubus "has begun to grow up a bit."
"The New York Sun" editor Steve Dollar claimed the odd details and vocal asides made the movie more compelling than might otherwise be imagined.
"Toronto Star" writer Ashante Infantry gave it 3½ out of 4 stars and called it "a grooving, unconventional and utterly compelling album".
"Uncut" magazine wrote that "Living Things" was "as ambitious and compelling as psych-tinged pop gets."
... hierarchical outlines are rare in quantitative writing, and the researcher is well advised to stick to the standard outline unless there are compelling reasons not to."
All which presents itself now to my mind, urging, persuading, and even compelling me to demonstrate in your case the purpose for which Heaven sent me into the world and caused me to make profession of the order of chivalry to which I belong, and the vow I took therein to give aid to those in need and under the oppression of the strong.
América has several secondary plots around a variety of compelling characters.
Another apologetical argument is to argue that the disciples had no compelling reason to fabricate a resurrection story because they earnestly believed (at that time) Jesus was not the Messiah after all.
As one of the original Auxiliary members offers this compelling account of her organizing work: You go ahead and you do it hey, but you are scared stiff.
Because the petitioner did not ask to overturn the holding in "Grutter", that there is a compelling evidence in the educational benefits of diversity to justify racial preferences in university admissions, he joined with the majority in full.
Closing in on its first decade of operation, the PAST Foundation continues to be dedicated to the original goal of bringing public access to compelling scientific research.
Comic Book Resources' Mark Cronan found the film compelling, leaving him "with a feeling of power, from having been witness to something grand."
Compelling and beautiful music that repays repeated listening".
Despite what he considers poor workmanship in the book, Wood considers Hemingway even at his worst a compelling writer and he says the literary estate should be left alone to save the literary influence.
E! Online gave the album a B+ and stated, "Mann's cranky muse is consistently compelling, showcasing both her wry lyrics and terrific melodies."
Elegantly written and filmed Peaches is compelling but not entirely satisfying as a drama.
Eurogamer rated "Multiwinia" 8/10, calling it "a quirky but devilishly compelling distillation of all that strategy games can be".
Every single investigation has resulted in the conclusion that the data examined did not provide compelling evidence of a cooperative relationship between the two entities.
Fallacies about the virus and advisories about safe sex are consistently reaffirmed amidst the compelling dialogues and discourses emanating from the many colorful and controversial characters of the novel.
He is well known for his virtuosic footwork, rhythmic adeptness, compelling storytelling, as well as his own innovation of “Kathak Yoga”.
He moped there was worse to come and found it compelling viewing.
He spoke of Baldoni as "a compelling young actor who will be able to bring forth the intensity that is essential for the character of Graham."
He told the same stories every year, but always had different and compelling versions of them to keep the audience interested.
Her first solo album, "Metamorphosis", was described by Greg Cahill in "Strings" as "visceral, hypnotic, and often compelling."
Here, he stood trial for the loss of his command, but compelling testimony by Cervera's staff forced the court to recognize that the defeat of the fleet was not the fault of its men, but of politicians.
His ability to tell a story in a clean and compelling manner also stood out."
His analyses have provided compelling evidence of the paraphyly of "Banksia" with respect to "Dryandra"; that is, it seems that "Dryandra" arose from within the ranks of "Banksia".
It was awarded for his ability to create a compelling and challenging work that relates to pressing issues in the modern, globalized world.
Judges will be looking for analytical skills and a fluent and compelling writing style.
Lassiter had no use for callers who agreed with him, often rushing them off the line so he could find someone with whom he could have a compelling fight.
Lorber's prose has been described as compelling, moving some readers to compare it with writings by other mystics such as Emanuel Swedenborg and Jakob Boehme.
Mad Cow Theatre is one of Orlando's most respected professional theatre companies presenting compelling works of theatre for a wide-range of audiences.
Miyamura is best known for his unique iridescent glazes, including a compelling gold glaze, the "starry night" glaze on a black background, and a blue hare's fur glaze.
Norton’s experience writing "Hawk Flies Above" led her to an investigation of the process involved in creating compelling narratives from life experience.
Prefix magazine described the record as "" sprawling monster of an album...equal parts compelling and difficult.""
Richard Godwin describes the book as 'a compelling, unsettling Noir novel written in sharp, elegant prose with scenes that move between surreal humour and a sudden darkness.'
She’s still relevant and compelling 22 years after her first album, and will probably remain so long after her right breast is forgotten."
So it follows that for the broadest range of building projects, the rigors of architect-led design–build is compelling and preferable where design is of paramount importance to the client.
That is, eristic arguments focus on being right, or being perceived as right or compelling.
The "New York Daily News" Stu Horvath noted that "Limbo" "turns its lack of obvious narrative into one of the most compelling riddles in videogames".
The compelling story of Henry Cejudo’s triumphant journey to Olympic gold quickly captivated the nation and turned Henry into an instant celebrity.
The composer felt this "is like compelling a man to the physical rupture that allows him to go in the form of a spirit to another world" (Gervasoni 2005a).
The program provides effective teacher training, improves curriculum and fosters classroom environments that are engaging and compelling to students.
The website Kidsreads.com praised the book, saying "the story arc has remained unified and compelling."
There are many compelling stories in medicine and biology, such as the development of ideas about the circulation of blood from Galen to Harvey.
This compelling cast of female characters packs an emotional punch and will appeal to the Channel 5 viewers who love our range of crime output from dramas to factual series."
To me, the compelling story in "The Idolmaker" is the guy with a wonderful talent and a fairly strong ego has to make it happen through puppets."
Weed and Kramer considered this compelling evidence there could be systematic bias within the studies included in the meta-analysis.
With the development of switched Ethernet and faster variants of Ethernet, token ring architectures lagged behind Ethernet, and the higher sales of Ethernet allowed economies of scale which drove down prices further, and added a compelling price advantage.
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