Usage examples for compulsory

  1. Probably some safety device such as this will soon be made compulsory on all machines. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  2. And again, education that is compulsory should be free. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. I know not, and I care not, what promises were made to you, or in what spirit the laws of compulsory service were passed. – The Burning Spear by John Galsworthy
  4. So far such compulsory jurisdiction has only been accepted by a small number of countries. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  5. Dahomans: Signs of grief; Compulsory mourning; Amazons. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  6. That is, she added, unless Mr. Merritt finds it compulsory to take him away. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. It is a compulsory act of justifiable force, but still of such force as removes from the owner any responsibility for the imprudent conduct of the prize- master. – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  8. They do deal there in a certain way, but not in a compulsory way. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. He, too, was opposed to compulsory arbitration, but he showed that he had thought out the point less clearly than Foster. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  10. In many cases such a compulsory postponement would be advantageous in that it would favour the mobilisation of the pacific elements in the community and thus tend to prevent wars being suddenly forced upon the nation against the national interest by a small, bellicose social class. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  11. Hour passed after hour, the sun attained its zenith, and then declined, but this dreadful compulsory race continued. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  12. He would pay the costs of compulsory education. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  13. Their wages are paid while they are doing this compulsory military work- which is perfectly right. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  14. And yet, before you could get into port, you found yourself forced to take the compulsory pilot on board and make him welcome with such grace as you could command, feeling all the while that he did not want to come and you could have done as well without him. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. Education is not compulsory in India. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  16. This compulsory exile abroad is becoming intolerable, he concluded; and a Paris life plays the very deuce with one. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. How far otherwise might have been the directions in which their genius would naturally have expressed itself can be known only partially even to the women themselves; what the world has lost by that compulsory expression of genius, in a form which may not have been its most natural form of expression, or only one of its forms, no one can ever know. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  18. For some time she had seemed to be drifting away from him, and their present tete- a- tete, though compulsory on her part, was to him paradise. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  19. If it is compulsory why shouldn't I throw it as far as I can? – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  20. This was due to a long compulsory wait at Hut Point, for we could not cross the fifteen miles that lay between our position there and the Cape Evans Station until sea ice had formed, which could be counted on not to break away and take us into the Ross Sea in its northward drift. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans