One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Like laugh tracks, they cue our emotional responses, but they also disguise their coerciveness by making us feel included.’
- ‘Coerciveness has long been used for social control in rituals such as union blackballing, college hazing, excommunication and corporal punishment.’
- ‘As their problems have increased, so the police have moved higher up the scale of coerciveness in their menu of tactics.’
- ‘She did not think that there would be any control and manipulation or coerciveness, she went in, signed the papers, thinking it was the right thing to do.’
- ‘Essentially, these are influence tools of differing coerciveness.’
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