Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of force.

Etymologies

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force +‎ -eth

Examples

  • To whosoever lusteth and buyeth, they sell it, but whoso buyeth not, none forceth him to buy; so that the fault is of him who buyeth, especially if he know the harmfulness of that merchandise.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This is he that forceth fortalice and penetrateth every impregnable place!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • All the world knows there is no virtue in such charms or cures, but a strong conceit and opinion alone, as [1623] Pomponatius holds, which forceth a motion of the humours, spirits, and blood, which takes away the cause of the malady from the parts affected.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But this stone emits strong exhalations, by which the surrounding air being impelled forceth that which is before it; and this being drawn round in the circle, and returning into the vacuated place, forcibly draws the iron in the same movement.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Or is it a natural induction and inclination, fixed in the frocks and cowls, which of itself leads and forceth those good religious men into kitchens, whether they will or no?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But it is the mere necessity of the souls of men, and my desire of their salvation, and of the prosperity of the Church, which forceth me to this arrogance and immodesty, if so it must be called.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • The one mocion would that I should pardon thee, the other forceth me against my nature, to be cruell vnto thee.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Whereunto the Countesse said: “Your sayinge pleaseth me well, and for my part, I doe not purpose to giue vnto you the thing you shal demaunde in reward, but for consideration of your well doing, which dutie forceth me to do.”

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Wherunto the knowledge which I haue had alredy in mariage, forceth me to accomplishe that desire: and to the same be added marueilous forces, against whiche it is impossible for me to resiste, but rather to folowe, whereunto they drawe me.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Alas, my welbeloued Alerane, into what extremity am I brought: the very great loue that I beare you, forceth me to forget my dutie, and the ligneage wherof I come, yea and mine honor, which is more to bee estemed than all the reste.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

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