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In these cases a man is not compelled to ask of thought the question, what is a finger?
Whereas the thinking mind, intending to light up the chaos, was compelled to reverse the process, and look at small and great as separate and not confused.
And despite the absence of confidence and trust we were compelled to base our every effort on confidence and trust.
Men were weak, I say, and because of their weakness we were compelled to make the only other reward that was within our power.
Then I compelled her to stand up, and though she would have fallen had I not supported her, I forced her to walk back and forth the several steps between the thwart and the stern-sheets, and finally to spring up and down.
She was agreed that the most rigorous treatment was necessary if we were to escape, though she recoiled at the suggestion that I might some time be compelled to take his life to save my own--"our own," she put it.
Had the windlass been in order it would not have been so difficult; as it was, I was compelled to apply all my weight and strength to every inch of the heaving.
In all these battles it sees itself compelled to appeal to the proletariat, to ask for its help, and thus, to drag it into the political arena.
Here he was compelled to violate his instinct of self-preservation, and violate it he did, for he was becoming tame and qualifying himself for civilisation.
The dilemma, of course, is that companies that disclose tax advice to auditors will waive the right to protect that tax advice against compelled disclosure to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A bill to provide reporters with an "absolute privilege" against compelled disclosure of their sources was introduced in the House on Feb.
Rather, the Supreme Court referred to the Miranda provisions as a "prophylactic rule" (4) and invited Congress and the states to devise alternative means of protecting the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination.