If Hagel is confirmed but roughed up in the process, the administration will be forced to spend valuable capital.
Now news has emerged he may be forced to testify in court over a stolen BlackBerry, Tom Sykes reports.
He had reverted to the controlling and abusive figure who had forced her to flee in the first place.
It is also true that Republicans in Congress forced some budget cuts that Obama didn't want.
The one-time senator also forced Romney into his only noteworthy fumble of the evening.
I felt sure he was seeking for some gibe, could think of none, and so was forced to silence.
He was forced to admit that the girl still had power to trouble him.
Dion had found it difficult not to be forced from the litter while answering.
They had forced the foreign immigrants to work in their factories.
But Louise, with her sudden question, had forced one from her.
"not spontaneous or voluntary," 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier's forced landing attested by 1917.
c.1300, "physical strength," from Old French force (12c.) "force, strength, courage, fortitude; violence, power, compulsion," from Vulgar Latin *fortia (cf. Spanish fuerza, Italian forza), noun use of neuter plural of Latin fortis "strong" (see fort). Meaning "body of armed men, army" first recorded late 14c. (also in Old French). Physics sense is from 1660s; force field attested by 1920.
The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power.
A vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application.
In physics, something that causes a change in the motion of an object. The modern definition of force (an object's mass multiplied by its acceleration) was given by Isaac Newton in Newton's laws of motion. The most familiar unit of force is the pound. (See mechanics.)
Note: Gravity, and therefore weight, is a kind of force.