Force

Force

, v. i. [Obs. in all the senses.] 1. To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
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Forcing with gifts to win his wanton heart.
Spenser.
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2. To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
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Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.
Shak.
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I force not of such fooleries.
Camden.
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3. To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
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It is not sufficient to have attained the name and dignity of a shepherd, not forcing how.
Udall.
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