- n a powerful effect or influence
the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
- n (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
force equals mass times acceleration
- n physical energy or intensity
he hit with all the force he could muster
a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man
- n group of people willing to obey orders
a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
- n a unit that is part of some military service
he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men
- n an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
- n one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
may the force be with you
the forces of evil
- n a group of people having the power of effective action
he joined forces with a band of adventurers
- n (of a law) having legal validity
- n a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
- v to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
- v urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
- v move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
- v impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
She forced her diet fads on him
- v squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
- v force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
- v cause to move by pulling
- v do forcibly; exert force
Don't force it!
- v take by force
- Indians who believe in achieving their ends without resorting to violence put a great deal of faith in satyagraha, or reliance on soul force.
- Unless diplomatic pressure induces the Arab forces to withdraw again, the Israelis would attack to force them into flight or destroy them, as in 1967.
- For the Israelis, who take pride in the morality of their armed forces, the revelations were deeply troubling.
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SAN ANTONIO – An Air Force recruiter has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and other offenses. A panel of officers on Friday sentenced Tech Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Rodriguez faced up to life in prison.
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- Texas Air Force recruiter sentenced to 27 years for sex offenses
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - An Air Force recruiter was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting women who went to his Houston-area recruiting station to ask about joining the military, a Lackland Air Force Base spokesman said. Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez, 34, also was reduced in rank to airman basic, the lowest rank in the Air Force, and will be ...
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- Barack Obama in Boston Globe
The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation,Obama said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history...
- Sam Mendes in guardian.co.uk
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- David Petraeus in Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
We must demonstrate to the people and to the Taliban, that Afghan and (International Security Assistance Force) forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people, and that we are in this to win, that is our clear objective,he said.