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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENFORCE

I have been selected by you to execute and enforce the laws of the country.

Accordingly orders were given to enforce the Navigation Act.

This is the proposition which I intended to enforce in the present section.

All that has been said, then, tends to enforce the culture of the imagination.

They might enforce on them a total abolition of inheritance and bequest.'

He had had to enforce laws which some people looked upon as unjust.

The Parliament levied a stamp tax, but could not enforce it.

Thus, although law by now, it was a law that no one troubled just yet to enforce.

This one shall atone in the small measure we can enforce from him.

It was left to Nature to enforce what Garin could not achieve.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to drive by physical force;" mid-14c., "make an effort; strengthen a place; compel," from Old French enforcier or from en- (1) "make, put in" + force. Related: Enforced; enforcing.

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