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  • adj. Not forced; caused by oneself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not forced, in any sense of that word.

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

  • adj. not brought about by coercion or force
  • adj. not resulting from undue effort; not forced


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  • You've got to give them credit, but then after you do that, most of our turnovers were what I call unforced turnovers. ...

  • Realistically, it's hard to see UW's defense consistently stopping Stanford without some help --- what they call unforced errors in the tennis world.

    The Seattle Times

  • For these institutions give concreteness and detail to the idea of unforced agreement.

    Wired Top Stories

  • In tennis, such decisions are called unforced errors

  • "If this was tennis, those would be called unforced errors."

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  • I'm hoping if more time is spent getting a good script and story in place, a more coherent and "unforced" story will result.

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  • That kind of unforced mockery, even levity, tends to be a good indicator of genuine confidence in the outcome.

    Obama: "I'm Sorry To See My Opponent Sink So Low"

  • That is why, in many matches between two players of similar ability, there will be many "unforced" errors and the player with the "poorer" stats is deemed to have played "poorly" or been a "shadow" of his normal self. :: Xtreme Tennis News

  • Those are the kind of unforced errors that happen when everyone knows it's over.

  • Plus, Collette and Erik Thomson (as Thomas 'father) are great in their roles, again putting forward exactly the kind of unforced naturalness that an intimate film like this calls for.

    Tucson Weekly


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