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  • adj. Obsolete form of forced.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of force.


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  • Nor was it his Indigence, that forc't him to make the World, thereby to make new Acquisitions, but his Goodnesse, that prest him to manifest, and to impart his Glory; and the goods, which he so over-flowingly abounds with.

    Sticky Wants to Grab

  • For being at that Time not above 15, & the Cares of the World having not yet faded a Complexion naturally fresh enuf; as he was once unaccompany'd diverting himselfe abroad, he was somewhat rudely presst by the Preposterous Courtship of 2 of those Fryers, whose Lust makes no distinction of Sexes; but that which it's Preference of their owne creates; & not without Difficulty, & Danger, forc't a scape from these gown'd Sodomites.

    Sticky Wants to Grab

  • Pembrooks Arcadia, did so inchant you, that they forc't the mony out of your Pocket; yet they serv'd you in your Maiden estate with very good instructions, and shewing you many Vertues.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • Then have some forc't Chickens flead, save the skin, wings, legs, and neck whole, and mince the meat, two Pigeons also forc't, two

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Doves in a Pie, four Pies, eighteen Quails in a Pie, four Pies, two Sallets, two Jelleys of two colours, two forc't meats, two Tarts.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • _To make all manner of forc't meats, or stuffings for any kind of Meats; as Leggs, Breasts, Shoulders, Loins or Racks; or for any Poultry or Fowl whatsoever, boil'd, rost, stewed, or baked; or boil'd in bags, round like a quaking Pudding in a napkin.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Their feet such trampling make, as though they forc't to drive

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • Memoriall; alltho 'wee could nott gett on shoare by the Violence of the Suff, yett the church was very vissible to us, nott being above one quarter of a mile from itt. [66] so that att last wee wear forc't to goe to Ylo to fill our Bumkings [67] with water. wee stay'd hear two

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

  • In fine, he continued (I cannot say properly in the Fields, but) in the Woods with a considerable Army all last Summer, and maintain'd several Brushes with the Governors Party: sometime routing them, and burning all before him, to the great damage of many of his Majesties loyal Subjects there resident; sometimes he and his Rebels were beaten by the Governor, &c., and forc't to run for shelter amongst the Woods and Swomps.

    Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II The Planting Of The First Colonies: 1562—1733

  • In which lamentable condition that unhappy Continent has remain'd for the space of almost a Twelve-month, every one therein that were able being forc't to take up Arms for security of their own lives, and no one reckoning their Goods, Wives, or Children to be their own, since they were so dangerously expos'd to the doubtful

    Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II The Planting Of The First Colonies: 1562—1733


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