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- n. Plural form of force of nature.
- n. Also used collectively and absolutely (the forces of nature) to describe the might of nature, notably as opposed to the helpless futility of men.
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tmark: Some forces of nature are too powerful to stop.
He looked upon his theory as a vindication of materialism, arguing that if matter is psychical in its nature and mind is to be interpreted as the resultant of these mental forces of nature, such an interpretation must be materialistic; for "as long as anything is the resultant of the forces of nature it belongs to materialism" (The Nature of Mind,