enforced

[ en-fawrs, -fohrs ]SEE DEFINITION OF enforced
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However, in this enforced silence she thought only of him; he was always in her mind.

Certain aspects of enforced Germanization can but afflict all outsiders.

Now, thought I, shall I have the subject of next Tuesday enforced upon me.

They enforced their live strength with the power of dead things.

This moment of enforced inactivity was a very difficult one for him.

It was my duty, as your captain, to propose that our laws should be enforced.

But the law must be enforced for the sake of the clear-sighted citizens of the Republic.

Yet he does not suppose that the rule of absolute purity can be enforced on all mankind.

And innumerable other benefits would result if such a law could only be enforced.

You have been insubordinate when you should not only have been orderly, but have enforced orderliness in others.

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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