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‘Force’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Force’ as a verb.


It was forced upon me that here was a man born to play a big part.

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.


“Go to him, Elinor,” she cried, as soon as she could speak, “and force him to come to me.”

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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She was nearly fainting: all her former habitual dread of her uncle was returning.

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

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