forcibly forcibly  /ˈfɔr səb li/


  • (adv) in a forcible manner


  1. Of the tens of thousands of pliable youths forcibly inducted into the Chinese sports system in the 1960s, Li was one of the handful to possess genuine, world-beating talent.
  2. For almost two weeks she had been very ill, sometimes in a coma, and had to be forcibly fed, but then she made a fine recovery, raised her one son to manhood.
  3. They don't want their daughters forcibly married to jihadis or their sons shrouded in explosive vests.


  1. Violent crackdown follows Erdogan's speech

    Riot police advanced on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square shortly after Prime Minister Erdogan warned the peaceful demonstrators to clear out or be forcibly removed.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Flap over Lynchburg geese becomes a federal case

    LYNCHBURG — Dozens of geese reside on the waters of the Lake Vista subdivision in Forest, but they may soon be forcibly evicted.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  3. Parks Service Seeks Input On Tule Lake Internment Camp

    TULE LAKE, Calif. — Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were forcibly removed and incarcerated in remote camps during World War II without being charged of any crime. The National Park Service is seeking public comment to develop a management plan for one of those internment camps.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Hood River News


  1. "The IOC cannot want an Olympics that is tainted with human rights abuses _ whether families forcibly evicted from their homes to make way for sports arenas or growing numbers of peaceful activists held under house arrest," Baber said.
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Babur Source: Washington Post

  2. "The situation was aggravated by some Christians forcibly stopping the 80-year-old Hindu leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and attempting to attack him," said Giriraj Kishore of the VHP.
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Kishore Kumar Source: Forbes

  3. "The government of Canada now recognizes that it was wrong to forcibly remove children from their homes and we apologize for having done this," said Harper.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: Reuters South Africa

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