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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcompellingcom‧pel‧ling /kəmˈpelɪŋ/ ●○○ adjective  1 compelling reason/argument/case etc2 INTERESTINGvery interesting or exciting, so that you have to pay attention His life makes a compelling story.see thesaurus at interesting3 compelling need/desire/urge (to do something)compellingly adverb
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compellingThis approach to the nature of dreaming is highly compelling.Freud's approach to the analysis of dreams is highly compelling.But none of them is very compelling.Orwell's 'Burmese Days' is a compelling account of life under British Colonial rule.Sordid and diseased, perhaps, but there's already a compelling and coherent vision at work.It's all great stuff, and compelling cinema.He'd had the most compelling eyes she'd ever encountered.The film was so compelling I could scarcely take my eyes off the screen for a second.He'd have to have a much more compelling reason than that.It is hard to find a more compelling reason to quit smoking than the fact that it affects your children's health.There are compelling societal priorities and pressures to carry out policies of child protection.a compelling storycompelling storyThat he has not been doing this all his life is, of course, the point of this compelling story.
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