forced forced  /ˈfɔrst/


  1. (adj) produced by or subjected to forcing
  2. (adj) forced or compelled
  3. (adj) made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
  4. (adj) lacking spontaneity; not natural



  1. Businesses agree to compensation for wartime Germany's forced labor policies but where's the money?.
  2. That forced the F-22's backers to rely on less influential supporters and reasons to buy more planes: arguments from second-tier officers, imaginary threats and the most .


  1. Victoria Clipper forced to dock in Seattle after engine fire

    A Friday evening fire aboard the Victoria Clipper forced the ferry to dock at the Shilshole Marina and evacuate roughly 150 passengers
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  2. Legislature forced into second special session over budget

    The Washington State Legislature was forced to its second special session of the year after lawmakers in Olympia were unable to reach a deal on a state budget.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Federal Way Mirror

  3. Bookie Describes Being Forced to Pay Bulger Gang

    Bookie describes being forced to pay Bulger gang in Mass. or risk getting hurt        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. Bush said that "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government. ...... Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer and confront an enemy that is even more lethal."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The CEO of Caterpillar said that if this American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is passed, his company would be able to rehire some of the employees they've been forced to lay off," Obama said in a statement, referring to Jim Owens, chief...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  3. "If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value of your company from our perspective which will be reflected in the terms of our proposal," Ballmer wrote.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: FOXBusiness

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