ENFORCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENFORCE
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 v.  put force upon; force; constrain; compel; put in motion or action by violence
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  For three years the Federal government had been trying to impose alien ideas and an alien rule upon Georgia and, with an army to enforce its commands, it had largely succeeded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  The deliberate woodsman had little occasion to hunt for arguments to enforce his advice.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
3  Arakcheev was a faithful custodian to enforce order and acted as the sovereign's bodyguard.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IX
4  The creditors who had so long been silent, restrained by a vague but powerful influence exerted on them while he lived by the count's careless good nature, all proceeded to enforce their claims at once.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
5  The opinions which she felt strongly, she avowed boldly; and Cedric, who could not free himself from his habitual deference to her opinions, felt totally at a loss how to enforce his authority of guardian.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  Such a policy was difficult to enforce; some of the black refugees declared themselves freemen, others showed that their masters had deserted them, and still others were captured with forts and plantations.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
7  Bessie would rather have stayed, but she was obliged to go, because punctuality at meals was rigidly enforced at Gateshead Hall.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
8  I described, and enforced them earnestly.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 35
9  And these people thought it a prodigious defect of policy among us, when I told them that our laws were enforced only by penalties, without any mention of reward.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
10  And to make this plainer, I say that in Rome it was first of all the institutions of the State, and next the laws as enforced by the magistrates, which kept the citizens under control.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
11  And this is certain, that where things hard to execute are ordered to be done, the order must be enforced with sternness, since, otherwise, it will be disobeyed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: Chapter XXII.—That the severity of Manlius Torquatus and ...
12  To form the slightest idea of his feelings, one must have seen his face with its expression of enforced resignation and its tear-moistened eyes raised to heaven.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
13  Mrs. Jennings enforced the necessity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
14  In the enforcement of his rules, he was at times rigid, and at times lax.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
15  And if to these instances of individual worth had been added, every ten years, some signal enforcement of justice, it would have been impossible for Rome ever to have grown corrupted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Can the police enforce the same rule to avoid another Rodney King incident?
2  Rochester enforce this concealment? His guest had been outraged, his own life on a former occasion had been hideously plotted against; and both attempts he smothered in secrecy and sank in oblivion! Lastly, I saw Mr.
3  Critics say there is no way to enforce that provision, and the House has turned back at least one Republican effort to stiffen citizenship checks.
4  Remember that Democrats want to increase spending and create more laws which in turn create more government to administrate and enforce.
5  He'd been mandated by the West African Economic Community to go in and to enforce a ceasefire.
6  It isn't always easy for the police to enforce speed limits.
7  Match officials should not tolerate such behaviour but instead enforce the laws of the game.
8  Until now, the government has only enforced the ban with regard to American ships.
9  He enforced his argument by adding details.
10  Pollution is legally controlled and enforced through various federal and state laws.
11  Jeff Groscost actually wanted the Legislature to determine whether a species was truly endangered before the state enforced federal protections.
12  Law can nerver be enforced unless fear supports it.
13  It is their responsibility to ensure that the rules are enforced.
14  They have responsibility for ensuring that the rules are enforced.
15  He has curbed the religious police, who enforced Sunni supremacy and derided others as infidels.