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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of strong-arm.

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Examples

  • If I am ever strong-armed into attending again, I shall have to hope that Gucci makes tails in my size.

    A Flashy, Positively Ghastly Spectacle

  • These Reps allowed themselves to get strong-armed by Pelosi (and I'm sure Rahm had some work in it too).

    New RNC radio spots hit Blue Dog Dems

  • Throughout this crisis, the President has been vigorous only once: when he strong-armed BP into agreeing to bypass the judicial system in settling claims for damages.

    War on Terror

  • Steve: When you consider that most of the plaintiffs are Republican AGs who are also running for governor (the one Democratic plaintiff reportedly having been strong-armed into joining the lawsuit by a threat to cut his office funding), the analysis becomes even clearer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Debate on constitutionality of Obamacare

  • When you consider that most of the plaintiffs are Republican AGs who are also running for governor (the one Democratic plaintiff reportedly having been strong-armed into joining the lawsuit by a threat to cut his office funding), the analysis becomes even clearer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Debate on constitutionality of Obamacare

  • A few of the most persistent members were kept in line, tough-talked, or strong-armed by the few union bosses and timekeepers in the gang who did get paid.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Kind of like claiming President Obama “strong-armed the banks to give money to poor people that could not pay it back” despite not only being shown multiple sources where that would incorrect but even the link drhunt posted contradicted drhunt.

    Think Progress » Chuck Todd: ‘The Tea Party gets a big benefit’ from Fox News’ promotion.

  • On the other hand, one of the main beneficiaries of Glass-Steagal repeal, Bank of America, was actually doing pretty well before the Paulson Treasury Department strong-armed them into buying out Merrill Lynch (an action that, again, would not have been possible without the repeal of Glass-Steagal and that certainly saved the firm from Lehman-style bankruptcy).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cato Program, “Did Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Crisis?”

  • Shortly thereafter I found myself strong-armed through the streets by an extraordinarily pissed off archangel with Melanie trailing behind.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Ultimately, many Europeans believe the strong-armed U.S. approach to battling enemies — using force, not persuasion or other less violent tools — is wrong-headed and costly, and could spell trouble for NATO, Oberg said.

    NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech

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