force majeure

[ French fawrs ma-zhœr ]
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"I surrender it to force majeure," she said, as Daphne took it from her.

And Geordie obeyed like a child in the presence of force majeure.

Then you came in—and by force majeure compelled me to give it all up!'

The issue was decided by force majeure in the shape of a wretched weed that destroyed the crop.

It is as though they were controlled by the finest tact, as by a force majeure, even in their intuition of colour.

The police and customs officers were confronted with force majeure and submitted without show of resistance.

Jesup was very rich, and very eager to bring the whole nation up to grace by force majeure.

They would acknowledge no law nor restraint and seem to have had force majeure on their side.

Kitty would certainly have betrayed her husband but for the force majeure arrayed against her.

It may be that this species of force majeure was not wholly unwelcome to the Chinese.

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