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More and angrier words would have been exchanged, but the marshals, crossing their lances betwixt them, compelled them to separate.
If anywhere they unite to form more compact bodies, this is not yet the consequence of their own active union, but of the union of the bourgeoisie, which class, in order to attain its own political ends, is compelled to set the whole proletariat in motion, and is moreover yet, for a time, able to do so.
You are confident that then man will cease from intentional error and will, so to say, be compelled not to want to set his will against his normal interests.
The shrilling voices of the people at home would pipe dismally for a time, but various generals were usually compelled to listen to these ditties.
In October of the same year General Washington compelled Lord Cornwallis to surrender his army, at Yorktown, in Virginia.
Though people were no longer buying residence lots and factory and business sites, they were compelled to ride on his cars and ferry-boats and to consume his water.
With the exception of Lip-lip, they were compelled to hunch together for mutual protection against the terrible enemy they had made.
But when he was compelled to grind instead of serving in the wars, he bewailed his change of fortune and called to mind his former state, saying, "Ah
Yes, I understand," said the District Attorney; "you committed the aggression - you were compelled to, as it were.
The peddler with his pack traversed the country by all manner of lonely roads, and was compelled to rely upon the country people for hospitality.
That he really was buried, the testimony of his senses compelled him to admit.
If one learned a trade, he was compelled to belong to a union in order to work at his trade.