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They accused the police of using excessive force during the arrest.
The army took control of the region by force.
You can achieve more by persuasion than by brute force (=physical force alone).
Both countries have now withdrawn their forces from the area.
a U.N. peacekeeping force
We have convinced people by the force of our argument.
He persuaded them to reelect him by sheer force of personality.
the social and political forces that shape people's lives
For years he was a dominant force in Spanish politics.
The U.N. is a force for stability.
The most obvious force for change in industry is technical advance.
She was certainly the driving force behind the campaign.
This is the American English definition of force. View British English definition of force.
if a horse whinnies, it makes a high sound through its nose and mouth
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