• "He hit out with all his force."
    "He hit out with all his force."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • 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:

I did not see your force till you marched out on the meadow.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
It broke out on June 20, when nearly all the armed rebels had marched out against the royal forces.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
I am glad he has spoken out and forced me to be plain.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
The Americans fitted out a large military force to retake Detroit, and overthrow the Indians who threatened the settlements.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
Megara sent out a ship to watch the proceedings, but this was seized by Solon's fleet and manned by part of his force.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The Northmen at last ran out of food and were forced to surrender.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
It was forced out of my fingers by the strength of the spouting water.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
I have resolved to stay, and only force will turn me out.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Vessels or forces stationed in any part of the world out of the United Kingdom.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But the news didn't come with sufficient force to shock the dull gray emptiness out of existence.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
On their way out to the hall door they stopped at Mrs. Force's parlor, to bid good-by to the ladies sitting there.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
More than one went plunging out into the open and had to be forced back to shelter by the rider.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
When all the water has been forced out of the tube and the gas bubbles begin to come up on the outside, turn off the gas.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The other took a pole lying by the horses' feet, thrust it against the bank and forced the boat out into the water.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The British force remained at Cobolo for four days, daily sending out small parties in pursuit of the dispersed rebels.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
Every sickly and unlikely man, small as was his force, was weeded out.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
We're making for a rendezvous with a carrier task force a couple of hundred miles out to sea.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Bring it out, then, clearly, pronounce it with due distinctness and force, that it may be clearly and definitely subjected.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
Kutschuk Pasha in point of numbers was equal to the fifth of Kemeny's force; besides, his troops were worn out with forced marches.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
Sometimes the shepherd is forced to stay out all night with his flock.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

In poetry:

Faith 'tis nonsense out of measure,
Without ending thus to see
Women forced to taste a pleasure
Which they love as well as we.
"Songs Set To Music: 19. Set" by Matthew Prior
Though out of the darkness they call the aid
Of the evil forces of Sin,
We utter our slogan unafraid—
They shall not win, they shall not win.
"They Shall Not Win" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Knows, with great precision,
And from sure hands, how, when, and with what force,
And in which quarter, Saladin, in case
The war breaks out afresh, will take the field.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"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
But as large companies had throng'd each inn,
There was no place for her to lodge within;
So in an out-house she, for want of room,
Was forc'd to drop the burden of her womb.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The Gail Force starts lobster hoop- netting trips this weekend out of Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach.
Yet the State Department pulled security forces out of Libya.
The NOPD's policy, spelled out in its Operations Manual, describes pepper spray and Tasers as "intermediate" use- of-force tools.
Tampa Bay recovered, but Dallas' rugged defense forced a three-and-out.
The task force dis­cussed its options and laid out sev­eral goals and con­crete steps to achiev­ing those goals.
Christian Ponder, offense forced out of character .
Task Force gets $75,000 ' Out of the Blue .
A Senate committee is considering a bill that could create a tax credit for teachers who are forced to pay out-of-pocket for supplies for schools in Hawai'i.
With American and European troops on their way out of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council voted today to scale back the goals and size of its peacekeeping force in the country.
In forceful e-mail, Yale professor speaks out against frequency of unattributed work at PKU.
While combines are out in force in area fields, there's a lot less crop to harvest than most had hoped.
While waiting for their basic training assignment dates, a group of 17 new Air Force recruits made good use of their time by coming out to Morris Habitat to help build its six- plex on Peer Place in Denville.
It's also painful for anyone who's ever been stepped on, puked on, or forced to hang out with any huge group of girls to watch too.
President Doyle was unable to attend as he was forced into work, and Vice President Monette was out of town, and soTrustee Margaret Kastler ran the meeting.
About 200 people were forced out of an Annapolis Junction food production facility after it was determined that ammonia was leaking from a refrigeration unit.

In science:

This solution has the advantage of being simple and of totally ruling out problems of Zenoness; on the other hand, it forcefully introduces a discretization in behavior description, and it yields complications and lack of uniformity in the algebra axioms.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Whatever the measurements and theory sort themselves out to on this, note again that tropical mid-troposphere temperature trends are not a signature of greenhouse gases, and this whole argument has no bearing on CO2 forcing.
Climate Sensitivity and the Response of Temperature to CO$_2$
Einstein1 pointed out in 1905 that the Lorentz force in electromagnetic fields can be deduced naturally from the self-evident force on a charge at rest in an electric field with his theory of special relativity.
Hall Coefficient of Equilibrium Supercurrents Flowing inside Superconductors
This allows us to conclude that switching to a new version of the force field at each of the times τn does not have a ma jor effect on the distribution of the solution, that is the distributions of X (t) and Y (t) are the same if we throw out events of small measure from their respective probability spaces.
Motion in a Random Force Field
Note, however, that we may want to force the grey particle out to the right because this would lead to a situation when on next steps the “cost” decreases.
On the moments of the meeting time of independent random walks in random environment
Finally, we point out that the geodesic equation (A.21) is only valid in the presence of gravitational forces.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
An important observation is that not only does the adversary force some firms to go out of business, but he controls the identities of these firms.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
Note that, just as in Theorem 7 we were able to identify the firms forced out of business (the top firms) but not the unemployed workers, in Theorem 8 we are able to identify the workers that are going to be employed (the top employees), but not which firms will remain in business.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
The use of an auxiliary out-of-plane field allowed two distinct effects to be separated: weak localization suppression (by dephasing) and overall anisotropic magnetoresistance (by Lorentz-force scattering).
Rippled Graphene in an In-Plane Magnetic Field: Effects of a Random Vector Potential
As to (ii), the “derivation” of the Lorentz force from Maxwell’s equations , we point out that RR forgot to give the symbol F (the field strength) in Maxwell’s equations an operational m eaning in the first place.
An electric charge has no screw sense--a comment on the twistfree formulation of electrodynamics by da Rocha & Rodrigues
Note that our results are consistent in the sense that the charge integral Q := R ρ turns out to be a scalar, exactly as the charge features in the expression for the Lorentz force (11).
An electric charge has no screw sense--a comment on the twistfree formulation of electrodynamics by da Rocha & Rodrigues
DFT calculations considering interaction between a simple Si tip and adatom on the Si(111)(7x7) surface point out the quadratic relation I ∼ E 2 on the onset of the chemical force.
Relation between chemical force and tunneling current in point contacts: a simple model
Therefore, a key question in understanding the properties of AGN outflows is the relative importance of radiation force compared to the force from a radio jet or wind.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
Over the lifetime of the outflow, the forces that accelerate the outflow have to be able to supply the bulk momentum measured in the inner plume.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
If any of the acceleration mechanisms discussed above are to accelerate gas in an outflow, it must overcome the local gravitational force of the galaxy’s spheroid acting on the gas.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110