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China’s government has said that the forcible detentions of Uyghurs in Xinjiang is an anti-extremism strategy.

For instance, door security bars such as the Buddybar Door Jammer are extremely effective against both forcible and unforced entry but probably aren’t allowed in carry-on bags, Kiser says.

Conservatives have already opined that the accusations are not of what Paul Ryan might call “forcible rape.”

Conservative advocates of limiting convictions to cases of “forcible rape” often rely on “traditional values.”

And then he was charged not with forcible rape, but with having sex with a prisoner and then aiding her escape.

A former Ebola patient calls the forcible isolation of returning health-care workers from West Africa a ‘police state approach.’

Many universities have vague—and often overly narrow—conceptions of “forcible sexual offenses.”

He had an excellent voice, possessed in a high degree the gift of concise and forcible expression, and his every word told.

No one could deny that Government had yielded in the face of noisy clamor and forcible resistance.

If the language is not forcible enough to convey your ideas, you will not make it better by underlining it.

The tragedies of Corneille and Racine are forcible and finished, and should be read because classical.

He caused his mother sorrow, by a dissolute life and by forcible inroads on the maternal purse.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forcible, such as: coercive, compulsory, forceful, active, armed, and assertive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.