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 Meanings and Examples of FORCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
force
 n.  a unit that is part of some military service
 v.  drive against resistance
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I am afraid, Rance, that you will never rise in the force.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  "There's more work to be got out of one of those little beggars than out of a dozen of the force," Holmes remarked.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
3  Only after weeks of vain effort did the right idea occur to somebody-namely, to utilise the force of gravity.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
4  The force of the explosion had flung them to distances of hundreds of yards.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
5  It was, he supposed more of a force or a radiance, controlling the thrush and the worm; the tulip and the hound; and himself, too, an old man with swollen veins.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
6  Then down beneath a force was born in opposition; then another.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
7  Poole, here, and I are going to force our way into the cabinet.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
8  The door was very strong, the lock excellent; the carpenter avowed he would have great trouble and have to do much damage, if force were to be used; and the locksmith was near despair.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
9  We hope to have, before long, a board of fact, composed of commissioners of fact, who will force the people to be a people of fact, and of nothing but fact.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
10  Wamba seemed to feel the force of this appeal, and accompanied his companion, who began his journey after catching up a long quarter-staff which lay upon the grass beside him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
11  By my faith, I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
12  Rowena, somewhat alarmed by the mention of outlaws in force, and so near them, strongly seconded the proposal of her guardian.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
13  Collect what force you can, for there's game afoot that must be hunted hard, and will turn to bay.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  And love you 'gainst the nature of love, force you.'
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
15  Thus exhorted, Cedric sallied forth upon his expedition; and it was not long ere he had occasion to try the force of that spell which his Jester had recommended as omnipotent.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  He may now be ready to sanction the use of force.
17  The value of the pound will force British companies to be leaner and fitter.
18  In the Chief Constable's view the use of force was fully justified.
19  He brandished the moral force of government as his weapon.
20  The wind was increasing to gale force.
21  The investigation uncovered widespread corruption within the police force.
22  The force would be composed of troops from NATO countries.
23  I could not force my body into the contortions required by classical ballet.
24  They used brute force to break open the door.
25  They expressed worry about the district's current budget crisis and its vanishing middle-class work force.
26  The drop hollows the stone, not by force, but by the frequency of its fall.
27  A great man can dominate others by force of character.
28  Consumer spending was the driving force behind the economic growth in the summer.
29  They made the big mistake of thinking they could seize its border with a relatively small force.
30  Lincoln felt that McClellan had not allotted an adequate force to the defense of Washington.