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Example Sentences for "force"

Heather's parents tried to force her to break up with her boyfriend because they don't like himThe owners of the movie theater chain are trying to force their employees to take a cut in salary.

Heather's parents tried to force her to break up with her boyfriend because they don't like him.

She was forced to withdraw from the competition because of a back injury.

Any government which seizes power by force does not represent its people.

The force of the storm was so great that it snapped trees in half, and lifted cars in the air.

The spaceship was having trouble leaving the atmosphere of the dark planet because the gravitational force was too strong.

Jeanette spoke sincerely and forcefully of her fight against discrimination in her country.

Winston Churchill was a very eloquent and forceful speaker.

Comedienne Carol Burnett once said that giving birth feels like taking your lower lip, and forcing it over your head.

David Friedman once observed that the direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem that it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

Edmund Burke once remarked that patience achieves more than force.

Edgar Hoover, the former head of the FBI, once observed that no amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.

Ostriches can kick with tremendous force, but only in a forward motion.

A law known as the Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced all Native Americans in the U.S. to live on reservations.

Recently, Cuba's financial difficulties have forced the government to make changes to its economic policies.

An African proverb notes that the tree that takes all the force of the wind soon breaks.

A German proverb observes that loving and singing are not to be forced.

An Israeli proverb advises us that you can't force anyone to love you, or to lend you money.

A Uruguayan proverb notes that cunning is better than force.

The Earth's shorelines represent a dynamic system which is continually being modified by the forces of ocean waves and currents.

Discussion question: Is it okay for a parent to use force against a child as a method of discipline?


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