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  • adv. In a way that is enforced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By violence or compulsion; not by choice.


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enforced +‎ -ly


  • After stealing money and property the man took Briant and left the rest of the family, his mom enforcedly tied up inside the home; Briant ` s dad at work at the time.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2009

  • “If you think so,” she answered, her manner being so enforcedly reserved as to almost excite suspicion.

    Sister Carrie

  • The effect upon his enforcedly temperate stomach was very touching.

    For the term of his natural life

  • The use of 'they' might simply have been because he was enforcedly out of this battle, instead of fighting for his chosen cause with the rest, but it seemed to set him at an even greater distance from the besiegers.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • The general daily disinfection ordered by the city government was never thoroughly enforcedly the police, and as often as a lull occurred in the virulence of the pestilence it was almost totally neglected by the citizens.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • I should like very much to be spokesman for them, and point out to an enforcedly ignorant public, the beauties of this line of artistic expression, and to give historical account of the development of these various picturesque athletic arts.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • Noonoon is enshrined in my heart as one of the pleasantest valleys on earth, so during enforcedly idle hours it has given me delight to paint its beauty, however feebly, and to put some of the doings of some of its folk in a story, that others might possibly enjoy them too.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • "If you think so," she answered, her manner being so enforcedly reserved as to almost excite suspicion.

    Sister Carrie

  • Restrained, enforcedly quiet, assuming a demure appearance to cloak their passionate little hearts, the five sisters never spoke their inmost mind in look, word, or gesture.

    Emily Brontë

  • Caste, then, as we have seen, protects the poor from the passions of the rich, and it equally protects the upper classes themselves, and enforcedly makes them more moral than, judging from our experience in other quarters of the globe, they would otherwise be.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore


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