force out


  • "He hit out with all his force."
    "He hit out with all his force."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v force out emit or cause to move with force of effort "force out the air","force out the splinter"
    • v force out force with the thumb "gouge out his eyes"
    • v force out cause to come out in a squirt "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
    • v force out expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months"
    • v force out press, force, or thrust out of a small space "The weeds crowded out the flowers"
    • v force out force or drive out "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
    • v force out terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position "The boss fired his secretary today","The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    • v force out force to leave (an office)
    • n force out a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
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The men force the cayman out of the water The men force the cayman out of the water


  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.”
  • Willem De Kooning
    Willem De Kooning
    “An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man.”
  • Ralph Waldo Trine
    Ralph Waldo Trine
    “Every thought you entertain is a force that goes out, and every thought comes back laden with its kind.”


Be out in force - If people are out in force, they are present somewhere in large numbers.


In literature:

The Colonel quickly made his dispositions, and the little force marched boldly out from its shelter and faced the enemy.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
The Papal troops had to be called out to put down the revolt by force of arms.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Sometimes, out of foolish notions of independence, they neglect to unite their forces.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Demetrius, sick as he was, mounted on horseback, and put himself at the head of his forces to go out to meet his enemy.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott
He put out a hand, as though to ward off the inimical forces everywhere pressing upon him.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Then the mining men found to their surprise that instead of being ruined and forced out of business they were being helped.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
Having been enlisted a month before the war, they are the oldest Volunteer Force out here.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
As a political force it soon died out, leaving the principle of regulation as its memorial.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Out of the chaos of happenstance they were finding rules of order, certain formulas of behavior, equations of force.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
What is the use wearing yourself out playing a disastrous role while forced to rehearse a new one?
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland

In poetry:

Majuba Day! Majuba Day!
Here's a health to Bobs and his force to-day!
For the wiped-out shame from Britannia's fame,
And the work they wrought on Majuba Day!
"Majuba Day" by Cicely Fox Smith
Majuba Day! Majuba Day!
Here's a health to Bobs and his force to-day!
For the wiped-out shame from Britannia's fame,
And the work they wrought on Majuba Day!
"Majuba Day" by Cicely Fox Smith
But the ride was a ride of death and of blood;
With our thrusts we forced them to sever;
But of two whole regiments, lusty and good,
Out of two men, one rose never.
"The Trumpet Of Gravelotte" by Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath
First life on my sources
First drifted and swam;
Out of me are the forces
That save it or damn;
Out of me man and woman, and wild-beast and bird; before God was, I am.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"But from out my coffin's prison-bounds
By a wond'rous fate I'm forced to rove,
While the blessings and the chaunting sounds
That your priests delight in, useless prove.
"The Bride Of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And had not God out of his mercy deign'd
This Son to give — to save us all from Hell:
All there, without exception, had remain'd,
For ever forc'd in endless pains to dwell.
"Adam's Race" by Rees Prichard

In news:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to force Congress's hand on gun control, suggesting that new laws could have kept guns out of the hands of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner.
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
It's been almost two years since former President George W Bush walked out of the White House and boarded a helicopter at Andrews Air Force base, closing the chapter on his two terms as America's commander in chief.
Pro-life groups have come out in force against health and human services secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius over her pro-choice record.
Force Protection, based in Charleston, is being bought out by General Dynamics.
Believe it or not, dressing up in a white suit and lots of gold chains and forcing everyone to call you Puffy makes for an awesome night out.
Western Reserve receiver #5 Danny Rosati reaches for the pylon of the end zone after being forced out for the 1 yard line by McDonald defensive back #9 Jake Rockard.
From London to Los Angeles, stars were out in full force on Monday dressed in fab and faux pas fashions, and has all the photos in our daily feature.
Low-skilled workers could also be forced out of jobs by an increase intended to help them, they say.
Under building international pressure, Syrian troops Tuesday began a phased redeployment from posts in Lebanon, with about 1,000 forces pulling out of bases south of Beirut, Lebanese military sources said.
The Green Bay Packers have shuffled their offensive line here in the second quarter after a hip injury forced right tackle Bryan Bulaga out of the game.
Hot rodding charged Two 30-year-old brothers have been charged with reckless driving after allegedly speeding through a residential area, forcing a child on a bicycle to dodge out of the way.
The Americans wanted to do something special for the Afghan soldier who had guided Special Forces troops through his country's rugged terrain to help root out the Taliban.
From Hollywood's swankiest red carpets to stylish premieres in the sweltering Big Apple, celebrities were out in full force on Monday to blast away the beginning of the week blues.
Douglas County sheriff's deputies will be out in full force this weekend, hoping to keep impaired drivers off the roads.

In science:

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
Collapse is assumed to proceed in inside-out fashon from a singular, isothermal sphere, in the absence of magnetic forces.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
The light forces turn out to follow geometric ideas, too.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The radius of the electron will turn out to be a surprising quantity that solves the problem of the infinite self-force of the electron.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
Such collisions are, however, likely the only means of forcing much of the gas out of the inner regions of spirals because tidal forces primarily affect the less bound external regions.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions