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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of force.


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  • We have trod into rags the old carpet which you remember, and I have been forc'd sadly against my will, to buy another and not meeting with an old one, I have purchased one above our rank and deserts, and I expect the sight of it will give me the gripe all the winter.

    Letter 356

  • Words, and bad him get him gone out of the Room, lest a Fire − shovel forc'd him out with Blood about his Ears.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • But when, false Wretch! he his forc'd Kindness pay'd,

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Mountain 'till they are turn'd into Camelions; so I was forc'd to get away, every one hunching and pushing me, with Scorn and Derision.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • The Ring she kept 'till the last, that being the Pledge of his Love, and pretended Constancy; but then was forc'd to seek to make

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • House, wherein to shelter or repose myself, so that I was forc'd to lodge under an aged Oak, making its mossy Root my Pillow, and its Boughs my


  • Clodius; and how we, together with Scipiana, were forc'd on the Waves, by Means of Fire taking the Ship: And as she was about to proceed to the Means and Manner of our getting thither, Clodius came, I suppose thinking to congratulate my going abroad.


  • Behaviour of the fair Cordiala; for whensoever he accosted her, she forc'd both her Tongue and Eyes to give her Heart the Lye, fearing to embark herself on those dangerous Seas of amorous Intrigues, without


  • The other that had been more used to those Kind of Attacks came not upon me with open Jaws, as did the other, but with many subtle Turnings, endeavour'd to catch hold of my Sword with his Paws, and so to wrest it out of my Hands; but I proving too nimble for him in his Turnings, leap'd on his Back, caught hold on his Beard, and so forc'd my Sword through his Throat.


  • Affluence even to Riot and Luxury; that by Degrees my Lordships became abandon'd, few caring to be my Tenants; that for want of annual Revenues I was forc'd to sell the Lands, 'till my Affairs sell to such Extremity as were past Retrieve.



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