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But he admired Hester, and the more she slighted him the more he was determined to force her to like him.

He cannot imagine a more salutary mode of exhausting his force.

He would take her in spite of that; overpower her; force her to go.

A force exuded from him; indeed, he seemed neither young nor old.

But let not any man think of carrying this measure by force.

The enemies of this faith know no god but force, no devotion but its use.

"You force me to touch on things I should have liked to keep hidden," said Austin.

I will do justice to every thing she said against me, which carried any force with it.

Gives her opinion of the force which figure or person may be allowed to have upon her sex.

With the supineness of our race most of them force themselves to be satisfied with what comes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "physical strength," from Old French force (12c.) "force, strength, courage, fortitude; violence, power, compulsion," from Vulgar Latin *fortia (cf. Spanish fuerza, Italian forza), noun use of neuter plural of Latin fortis "strong" (see fort). Meaning "body of armed men, army" first recorded late 14c. (also in Old French). Physics sense is from 1660s; force field attested by 1920.

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