Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner that is, or seems, forced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forced manner; violently; constrainedly; unnaturally.

Etymologies

forced +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Teddy sees it perfectly: Mary grinning, handing the phone to Mom against feeble protests, Mom's hands up to keep this difficulty away, Mary smiling more forcedly and holding the receiver against Mom's ear.

    Thanksgiving

  • Truly--and I can't even believe I'm saying this--the forcedly intimate diversity of the freshman dorm had longstanding effects of tolerance, acceptance, and connection true for gender, sexuality, class, and region, though I don't know about race..., albeit effects that may not, for many of us, go beyond that intimate sphere.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Klee, who later taught the course, stressed a study of nature to "freely design abstract shapes that go beyond the forcedly schematic and arrive at a new naturalness, the naturalness of the work."

    Celebrating the Bauhaus at 90

  • Mawkish and forcedly sentimental compared to Hellblazer/Preacher's depth and heart, and toothless and bowdlerized compared with Dicks' fearless depravity, it just failed to grab me on either level.

    Reviews of Hitmen, Iron Fists, and the Superheroes they hangout with | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • “Oh, yeah?” he says, and then rather forcedly: “My favorite one is definitely The Notebook.”

    More adventures in JDating: The Knitting Guy | Jewschool

  • Throughout this country, millions of children, literally, are forcedly separated from their parents by family courts, by social service agencies and this child support chicanery is nothing but a subsidy on stealing children from their fathers, it's a subsidy on involuntary divorce.

    CNN Transcript Apr 1, 2007

  • There is solid evidence of large numbers of children being forcedly separated from their fathers without the fathers having done nothing wrong.

    CNN Transcript Apr 1, 2007

  • ‘O yes, of course!’ replied Anna, looking at the letter, forcedly tittering, and blushing still more.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • The fair girl looked in his face with a wistful smile of hope, too forcedly hopeful to displace the firmly established dread beneath it.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Fearing now the effect of her own earnestness, she added forcedly, ‘Though, perhaps, you may think it light after all.’

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

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