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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Definitions for forcible

  1. Using force against opposition or resistance; effected or accomplished by force; as, "forcible entry or abduction."
  2. Characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful.

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Citations for forcible
Robbery, the forcible taking of property from the person of the victim, is the crime most likely to be committed by a stranger; 75 percent of victims are robbed by strangers. Adam Walinsky, The Atlantic
The separation of religion from the state does not mean the establishment of irreligion by the state, still less the forcible imposition of an anti-religious philosophy. Bernard Lewis, The Atlantic
Origin of forcible
Forcible ultimately derives from Latin fortis, "strong."