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01. The owners of the movie theater chain are trying to [force] their employees to take a cut in salary.
02. Heather's parents tried to [force] her to break up with her boyfriend because they don't like him.
03. She was [forced] to withdraw from the competition because of a back injury.
04. Any government which seizes power by [force] does not represent its people.
05. The [force] of the storm was so great that it snapped trees in half, and lifted cars in the air.
06. The spaceship was having trouble leaving the atmosphere of the dark planet because the gravitational [force] was too strong.
07. Jeanette spoke sincerely and [forcefully ] of her fight against discrimination in her country.
08. Winston Churchill was a very eloquent and [forceful] speaker.
09. Comedienne Carol Burnett once said that giving birth feels like taking your lower lip, and [forcing] it over your head.
10. David Friedman once observed that the direct use of [force] is such a poor solution to any problem that it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
11. Edmund Burke once remarked that patience achieves more than [force].
12. Edgar Hoover, the former head of the FBI, once observed that no amount of law [enforcement] can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
13. Ostriches can kick with tremendous [force], but only in a forward motion.
14. A law known as the Indian Removal Act of 1830 [forced] all Native Americans in the U.S. to live on reservations.
15. Recently, Cuba's financial difficulties have [forced] the government to make changes to its economic policies.
16. An African proverb notes that the tree that takes all the [force] of the wind soon breaks.
17. A German proverb observes that loving and singing are not to be [forced].
18. An Israeli proverb advises us that you can't [force] anyone to love you, or to lend you money.
19. A Uruguayan proverb notes that cunning is better than [force].
20. The Earth's shorelines represent a dynamic system which is continually being modified by the [forces] of ocean waves and currents.

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  • force — [ fɔrs ] n. f. • 1080; bas lat. fortia, plur. neutre substantivé de fortis → 1. fort; forcer I ♦ La force de qqn. 1 ♦ Puissance d action physique (d un être, d un organe). Force physique; force musculaire. ⇒ résistance, robustesse, vigueur. Force …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • forcé — force [ fɔrs ] n. f. • 1080; bas lat. fortia, plur. neutre substantivé de fortis → 1. fort; forcer I ♦ La force de qqn. 1 ♦ Puissance d action physique (d un être, d un organe). Force physique; force musculaire. ⇒ résistance, robustesse, vigueur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • force — Force, Vis, Neruositas, Fortitudo, Virtus. Il se prend quelquesfois pour le dessus d une entreprinse ou affaire, comme, Il combatit si vaillamment que la force fut sienne, c est à dire, que le dessus du combat et la victoire fut à luy. Item,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

  • force — Force. subst. fem. Vigueur, faculté naturelle d agir vigoureusement. Il se dit proprement du corps. Force naturelle. grande force. force extraordinaire. force de corps. force de bras, la force consiste dans les nerfs. frapper de toute sa force, y …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Force — Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forcé — forcé, ée (for sé, sée) part. passé de forcer. 1°   À quoi on a fait violence, qu on a tordu, brisé avec violence. Un coffre forcé. Une serrure forcée. •   Ils [les Juifs] répandirent dans le monde que le sépulcre [de Jésus] avait été forcé ;… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • force — n 1 *power, energy, strength, might, puissance Analogous words: *stress, strain, pressure, tension: *speed, velocity, momentum, impetus, headway 2 Force, violence, compulsion, coercion, duress, constraint, restraint denote the exercise or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • force — [fôrs, fōrs] n. [ME < OFr < VL * fortia, * forcia < L fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. strength; energy; vigor; power 2. the intensity of power; impetus [the force of a blow] 3. a) physical power or strength exerted against a person or… …   English World dictionary

  • Force — Force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forcing}.] [OF. forcier, F. forcer, fr. LL. forciare, fortiare. See {Force}, n.] 1. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • force — ► NOUN 1) physical strength or energy as an attribute of action or movement. 2) Physics an influence tending to change the motion of a body or produce motion or stress in a stationary body. 3) coercion backed by the use or threat of violence. 4)… …   English terms dictionary