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Word: compulsion

Definition: compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse


Sentences Containing 'compulsion'

"World religions and norms of war", a book published by the United Nations University, states that Quran 2:256: "there is no compulsion in religion" was mentioned about this event, the books quotes the Sunan Abu Dawud hadith below: The Quran commentator (Muffasir) Ibn Kathir wrote about it:
'So my son took, of his own will, and on no compulsion, to the course in which he can always, when it is his pleasure, outstrip every competitor,' she pursued.
And such a one, though no man should believe that he liveth as he doth, either sincerely and conscionably, or cheerful and contentedly; yet is he neither with any man at all angry for it, nor diverted by it from the way that leadeth to the end of his life, through which a man must pass pure, ever ready to depart, and willing of himself without any compulsion to fit and accommodate himself to his proper lot and portion.
Ever maintain thine own purpose and resolution free from all compulsion and necessity.
Free from all compulsion in all cheerfulness and alacrity thou mayst run out thy time, though men should exclaim against thee never so much, and the wild beasts should pull in sunder the poor members of thy pampered mass of flesh.
He drew it under the sleeve of his mulberry-coloured great-coat, and I walked on, almost upon compulsion, arm-in-arm with him.
However, unlike many of Batman's themed enemies, Riddler's compulsion is quite flexible, allowing him to commit any crime as long as he can describe it in a riddle or puzzle.
In all circumstances, regardless of the madhab of salah or who's leading, there is no compulsion for attendants to join in salah.
Individuals, he insisted, should be able to accept or reject a particular faith on the basis of personal conviction, and that no amount of external pressure or compulsion should be permitted.
It famously notes that "there is no compulsion in religion."
Now what special difficulty would there be in natural selection preserving all the slight individual variations in the shape of the beak, which were better and better adapted to break open the seeds, until a beak was formed, as well constructed for this purpose as that of the nuthatch, at the same time that habit, or compulsion, or spontaneous variations of taste, led the bird to become more and more of a seed-eater?
Once Riddler discovers this, he also realizes that his compulsion is born out of a strong desire to tell the truth to prove his innocence of deception.
One day, when the Czarina was present under compulsion, the virgin daughters of the Czar were raped by the soldiers.
One particular verse of the Qur'an () is frequently cited, reading "let there be no compulsion in religion".
The referred sensation itself should not be painful; it is more of an irritating prickle leading to the compulsion to scratch the area.
The Riddler is typically portrayed as a smooth-talking yet quirky character, motivated by a neurotic compulsion to commit crimes based on riddles and puzzles.
Then all was peace, all friendship, all concord; as yet the dull share of the crooked plough had not dared to rend and pierce the tender bowels of our first mother that without compulsion yielded from every portion of her broad fertile bosom all that could satisfy, sustain, and delight the children that then possessed her.
This compulsion has been a recurring theme, as shown in a 1999 issue of "Gotham Adventures", in which he tries to commit a crime without leaving a riddle, but finds that he cannot help himself: "You don't understand...
To these had nature joined and annexed me: now she parts us; I am ready to depart, as from friends and kinsmen, but yet without either reluctancy or compulsion.
Yet perchance to morrow deception will so act on me, that I shall, on compulsion, consider such a contemptible possession as the utmost happiness.

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