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The operation of force could furnish no evidence of the existence of forceless matter.

Save money in other ways, but never by employing a forceless man or woman in the position of chief librarian.

At the crossing of the Ny I found quarters at a farm-house owned by a feeble, forceless, gray-bearded, black-eyed man.

But he made one more protest, as forceless and unavailing as the last roll of a fish being pulled to land, dead-beat.

The stones, flung by his forceless arms, fell into the shadows or rebounded against the porch.

These missiles, thrown by a forceless arm, did not make half their intended journey.

And as matter is forceless, it can itself give no evidence of its own existence, for that would be an exercise of force.

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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