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Definition of "forced" []

  • Imposed by force; involuntary: was condemned to a life of forced labor; a plane that made a forced landing. (adjective)
  • Produced under strain; not spontaneous: forced laughter. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forced" in a sentence
  • "Just as well as the seal in traps may be forced back by the increased pressure of the air within the pipes, the same seal may be _forced out_, pulled out, aspirated, or siphoned out by a sudden withdrawal of a large quantity of air from the pipes with which the trap is connected."
  • "They may be (1) _living_ or _dead_; (2) _forced_ or _avoidable_; (3) _momentous_ or _trivial_; and for our purposes we may call an option a _genuine_ option when it is of the forced, living, and momentous kind."
  • "I shall never forget the joy it gave me, -- the gratitude it caused me, -- the good it did me, at the very moment when I was forced, _ay forced_ to reject that offer."