What is forced?

  • (adj): Lacking spontaneity; not natural.
    Example: "Forced heartiness"
    Synonyms: constrained, strained
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on forced:

Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski - Biography
... He also forced, together with Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki, Russian troops to surrender at the battle of Cudnów in 1660 ... back his dignity and annulled the earlier adjudication of the Sejm, the king was forced to give up his reform plans and the introduction of "vivente rege elections" and ... However, Lubomirski was forced into exile to Breslau ...
I Am Woman - Fallout With Burton
... of work-permit problems, Ray Burton was forced to watch the song's stellar rise in the US from a distance ... Things became so bad he was forced to live on unemployment benefits ... "They took advantage of the fact I wasn't there." He claimed he was forced to take legal action against the singer in 1998 to recover a portion of songwriter royalties that had been withheld from him since 1972 ...
War Crimes In Manchukuo - Crimes - Forced Labor
... The Japanese military's use of forced labor also caused many deaths ... Kubo and Mark Peattie, more than 10 million Chinese civilians were mobilized for forced labor in Manchukuo under the supervision of the Kōa-in ... Forced laborers were often assigned work in dangerous conditions without adequate safety precautions ...
Richard Sandrak - Personal Life
... Richard claims his father never forced him into bodybuilding ... "I've never been forced to train or do anything against my will," he said ... I was never forced ...
Anusim
... meaning "Coerced") is a legal category of Jews in halakha (Jewish law) who were forced to abandon Judaism against their will, typically while forcibly converted to another religion ... The term "anusim" itself is most properly translated as the "coerced " or the "forced " ... legal terms anús/anusáh/anusim were applied to those Jews who were forced to abandon Judaism against their will, and their children, yet continue to do whatever is in their ...

More definitions of "forced":

  • (adj): Produced by or subjected to forcing.
    Example: "Forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators"
  • (adj): Forced or compelled.
    Example: "Promised to abolish forced labor"
  • (adj): Made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency.
    Example: "A forced landing"
    Synonyms: unexpected

Famous quotes containing the word forced:

    There is a mortifying experience in particular, which does not fail to wreak itself also in the general history; I mean “the foolish face of praise,” the forced smile which we put on in company where we do not feel at ease, in answer to conversation which does not interest us. The muscles, not spontaneously moved but moved, by a low usurping wilfulness, grow tight about the outline of the face, with the most disagreeable sensation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    With all of my power of living
    I am forced to lie on the floor.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Strange to know nothing, never to be sure
    Of what is true or right or real,
    But forced to qualify or so I feel....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)