Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being forceful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun physical energy or intensity.

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  • noun The characteristic or quality of being forceful

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun physical energy or intensity

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Examples

  • 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.

    Vindication

  • 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.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • "There is a passion, there is a vigor, there is a forcefulness, which is more thrilling," he says of an all-male Glee Club.

    Yale Glee Club Hits a High Note

  • "There is a passion, there is a vigor, there is a forcefulness, which is more thrilling," he says of an all-male Glee Club.

    Yale Glee Club Hits a High Note

  • "There is a passion, there is a vigor, there is a forcefulness, which is more thrilling," he says of an all-male Glee Club.

    Yale Glee Club Hits a High Note

  • 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.

    What's Behind The Drive To Redefine Rape In New And Insane Ways?

  • The people were spoiled by the ramapant abuse of power under Bush and expected the same kind of forcefulness from Obama.

    Think Progress » Huckabee: Obama will win re-election.

  • 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.

    What's Behind The Drive To Redefine Rape In New And Insane Ways?

  • I mean she worked at a law firm for a # of years, its hard to shake that "forcefulness" off.

    Michelle Obama Quotes Hillary's "18 Million Cracks In Glass Ceiling" Line

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2007

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