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adverb as in helplessly

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That hope also went, perforce, into the deeply compromised political system that Obama would lead.

Its use, in place of the hard and empty-toned Diapasons to which we had perforce become accustomed, is rapidly growing.

This in English would be meaningless, and was perforce replaced by what seems to be a fair equivalent.

The fevered mules plunged in headlong and drank greedily; the riders were perforce obliged to slake their thirst after them.

Had they spoken she would perforce have believed them; but then, as she herself said, it would have made "so little difference."

The Author of his own Memoirs must perforce speak frequently, nay constantly, about himself.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perforce, such as: abandonedly, defenselessly, dependently, feebly, involuntarily, and powerlessly.

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