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- n. The characteristic or quality of being forceful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. physical energy or intensity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being forceful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. physical energy or intensity
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Vindication, according to Thomas Aquinas the translation of vindicatio as 'vengeance' is not particularly good, but it does a little better than 'vindication' at indicating the forcefulness the Latin word conveys, is an important virtue associated with justice.
"There is a passion, there is a vigor, there is a forcefulness, which is more thrilling," he says of an all-male Glee Club.
The people were spoiled by the ramapant abuse of power under Bush and expected the same kind of forcefulness from Obama.
I asked my partner to test this move's "forcefulness," by holding my wrists the same way; I was unable to break his grip, though he's not much larger than I am, and it hurt to struggle.
I mean she worked at a law firm for a # of years, its hard to shake that "forcefulness" off.
He didn't have the kind of forcefulness I had expected from a frontrunner who would, as Steve just said, should have been better prepared for some of those questions.
Then he suddenly wheeled on her, and for the first time some kind of forcefulness appeared in his manner.
For my vote though, I'd prefer that 'forcefulness' is directed at having old guard 'status quo centrists' in CONgress take a 'step back' and allow some REAL change, or expect progressive Independents and liberal Democrats to continue staying home.
Newly developed muscular rubber arm which enhances her forcefulness
"Even an implausible love triangle and a cast of two-dimensional characters can't dim the forcefulness of Bova's message: the singular significance of science in modern-day society."