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synonyms for perforce

  • abandonedly
  • defenselessly
  • dependently
  • feebly
  • involuntarily
  • powerlessly
  • weakly
  • willy-nilly
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How to use perforce in a sentence

Its use, in place of the hard and empty-toned Diapasons to which we had perforce become accustomed, is rapidly growing.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
This in English would be meaningless, and was perforce replaced by what seems to be a fair equivalent.
CYRANO DE BERGERACEDMOND ROSTAND
The fevered mules plunged in headlong and drank greedily; the riders were perforce obliged to slake their thirst after them.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Had they spoken she would perforce have believed them; but then, as she herself said, it would have made "so little difference."
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
The Author of his own Memoirs must perforce speak frequently, nay constantly, about himself.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
Her life was saddened, perforce, at an age when she and sorrow should have been strangers.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
The table must perforce be bare as all the tablecloths in the house were soiled.
MARY LOUISE AND JOSIE O'GORMANEMMA SPEED SAMPSON
It went perforce to the ragman, if he would condescend to accept it.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
He was in the Charybdis of passion, and must perforce circle and circle ever nearer round the fatal centre.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
But they seldom remained long, and Ralph had, perforce, to take their place from time to time.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PERFORCE

  • dependent
  • destitute
  • feebly
  • forlorn
  • forsaken
  • involuntarily
  • perforce
  • weakly
  • willy-nilly
  • with hands tied
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.