forcibly

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forcible +‎ -ly

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forcibly

  1. In a forcible manner, by force, against one's will.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, Scene 4, [1]
      And suddenly; where injury of chance / Puts back leave-taking, justles roughly by / All time of pause, rudely beguiles our lips / Of all rejoindure, forcibly prevents / Our lock'd embrasures []
  2. In a forcible manner, with force, with powerful effect, powerfully, strongly.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, Chapter , [2]
      It was now cold, winter weather: forcibly recalling to his mind under what circumstances he had first travelled that road, and how many vicissitudes and changes he had since undergone.

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