forcible

[ fawr-suh-buh l, fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF forcible
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It is national in the broadest sense of the term, and primative and forcible to intensity.

The circumstance made a forcible and indelible impression on my mind.

And this again led to the forcible expulsion of every Morisco in Spain.

"A Sulaco revolution," Decoud pursued in a forcible undertone.

But this is the effect of his predilection for individuals of forcible character.

No, it is all quite simple; and my words had no need to be forcible or brilliant.

No forcible translation of favour into suspicion was able to uphold such a theory.

There are some expressions so forcible that46 they can not be made more so.

He rescues Miss Byron from an attempt at a forcible abduction.

And is it decorous in episode, cheerful in tone, and forcible in moral tendency?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French forcible, from Old French forcier (see force (n.)). Related: Forcibly.

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