• Noun: a unit that is part of some military service; example: "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
• Noun: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; examples: "the mysterious presence of an evil power", "may the force be with you", "the forces of evil"
• Noun: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; example: "force equals mass times acceleration"
• Noun: group of people willing to obey orders; example: "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
• Noun: a powerful effect or influence; example: "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
• Noun: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); example: "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
• Noun: physical energy or intensity; examples: "he hit with all the force he could muster", "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale", "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
• Noun: a group of people having the power of effective action; example: "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
• Noun: (of a law) having legal validity; example: "the law is still in effect"
• Noun: 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; example: "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
• Verb: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; example: "He squeezed her for information"
• Verb: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
• Verb: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
• Verb: impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; example: "She forced her diet fads on him"
• Verb: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; example: "I squeezed myself into the corner"
• Verb: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; examples: "She rammed her mind into focus", "He drives me mad"
• Verb: do forcibly; exert force; example: "Don't force it!"
• Verb: cause to move by pulling; examples: "draw a wagon", "pull a sled"
• Verb: take by force; example: "Storm the fort"
Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.
We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be.
Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world. It's an economic force, it's a technical force. It's a deflationary force, if not handled right. It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity.
If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force, which I'm on, and over the next couple months the task force is going to try to come up with legislation that does what we're all trying to do. I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force.
We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy.
We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.
The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion, that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force; that matter, as popularly understood, does not exist, and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable.