Living force


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Living force See Vis viva, under Vis.
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  • W. C. Fields
    “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.”


In literature:

But he was alive, and life was a reality to him, the will to live a dominant force.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He answered that he would live quietly, if he were not forced to live otherwise.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
My belief is that we are forced to concern ourselves with antiquity at a wrong period of our lives.
"We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Apart from the force exerted by living animal bodies, see the force exerted by living plant bodies.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
How many of our lives are similarly divided, forced upward or downward by events, Heaven only knows.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
Thus he was Deprived of his Intended Means of Earning a Living, and as he had no other Accomplishment he was Forced to Subsist on Charity.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
He was a critic of life, he was a literary force that made for plain living and high thinking.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
The elemental in Kars was still a great living force.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Rhodes' mother, who lived in Front Royal, had been forced to witness the hanging of her son.
"Rebel Raider" by H. Beam Piper
Since 1894, when his failing eyesight forced him to leave public life, he has lived very quietly at his home in Hawarden.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 5, February 3, 1898" by Various

In poetry:

You force the birds to wing too high
Where your unnatural vapours creep:
Surely the living rocks shall die
When birds no rightful distance keep.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley
Yet if 'tis Force, not Form, survives,
Meseems therein that one may find
Some comfort for distressful lives;
For, if Force ends not, why should Mind?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Motionless, encircled by fiery roses,
The living altar of the cosmos smolders
And in its smoke, as in creative slumber,
All forces quiver, eternity's a dream.
"By Life Tormented" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
A valiant corps, where force and beauty met;
Happy, alas, too happy, but for foes!
Lived, and ran the race, that Nature set:
Of manhood's shape, where she the mould did lose.
"Of The Death Of Sir Thomas Wyatt The Elder" by Henry Howard
the past lapping them like a cloak of chaos. They were men
who, I thought, lived only to
renew the wasteful force they
spent with each hot convulsion.
They remind me, distant now.
"My Sad Captains" by Thom Gunn
Oh, heaven! it was a fearful scene the horrors of that day,
When I think of so many innocent lives that were taken away;
Alas! the British force were massacred in cold blood,
And their blood ran like a little rivulet in full flood.
"The Last Berkshire Eleven" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Scott Pelley brings "60 Minutes" cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness: kids and their parents forced to live in cars.
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The forces of evil, whatever they may be, are constantly threatening to overturn or even end people's lives.
Unfortunately, the world we live in today forces us to make plans to deal with the unthinkable.
LOS ANGELES — Former Imaginary Forces employees have launched Alma Mater (, a new boutique visual studio that specializes in design, live-action and animation.
Opposition workers risk their lives to film and document online the attacks by Syrian forces.
I've lived in two other states that have them and you get much more accurate information when you're forced to check your deer.
Israeli security forces began evicting dozens of settlers Wednesday from a building they illegally took over and lived in without the required military approval in Hebron, police said.
Hurricane Sandy forces Letterman and Fallon to tape shows without live audiences.
Illegal immigrants lives threatened, forced to smuggle marijuana bundles.
NEW YORK – We live in an era in which the most important forces affecting every economy are global , not local.
Love as a guiding force at Silverado Senior Living.
Love as a guiding force people, company, good, love, want, lives, work, fear, top, workplace.
Despite the fact that the three of us haven't lived in Barrington for several years, the community turned out in full force to help us when we needed it the most.
Fire forces Brownsville family to live in storage room.

In science:

Active phenomena which involve force generation and motion play a key role in a number of phenomena in living cells such as cell motility, muscle contraction and the active transport of material and organelles.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
The generation of forces and the ability to move represent some of the most striking abilities of living cells.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
The model, with long range forces, exhibits long lived out of equilibrium structures and related unusual relaxation phenomena , like those encountered in selfgravitating systems, plasmas or two dimensional fluids.
Out-of-equilibrium states as statistical equilibria of an effective dynamics
Definition 7 A TM implementation M is (weakly) progressive if for every history H of M and every transaction Ti ∈ parts(H ) that is forceful ly aborted, there exists a prefix H (cid:48) of H and a transaction Tk ∈ parts(H (cid:48) ) that is live in H (cid:48) , such that Tk and Ti conflict in H (cid:48) .
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Proposition 6.1.2]), or, if there are, then it must be forced to live on the lattice Zh for some h > 0 and only jump up by h.
Non-random overshoots of L\'evy processes