force field

noun

Definition of force field

2 : a special charm, aura, or spirit that can influence anyone in its presence
3 : something resembling a force field especially in intensity that restricts or impedes movement toward an area or object

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Examples of force field in a Sentence

an entrepreneur whose force field is intense enough to make you share in his dreams
Recent Examples on the Web Now writer after writer was bouncing off my nervous force field. James Parker, The Atlantic, "Homeless in a City Buffeted by Plague," 10 June 2020 Curious, fantastical and weighty, this illuminating memoir penetrates the force field of mystery shrouding one of America’s most iconic musical figures. Washington Post, "50 notable works of nonfiction in 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 Onstage Shak is like a musical force field; an amazon warrior goddess. Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "Shakira Wore This Designer's Custom Creations During Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Performance," 2 Feb. 2020 The Irish scored on four of five first-half possessions, but four offensive line penalties, including three for false starts, bogged down the drives and forced field goals. John Fineran, chicagotribune.com, "Ian Book’s passing and running help Notre Dame rout Boston College for the Irish’s 18th straight home victory," 23 Nov. 2019 Once a sculpture is installed, there’s no escaping it: We’re in the round, force fields interacting — me, you and this thing. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "The acclaimed, exasperating sculptures of Rachel Harrison get a star turn at the Whitney Museum," 13 Dec. 2019 Prince’s carefully tended air of mystery had served as a force field, repelling any serious attempts at biography during his lifetime. Allison Stewart, Washington Post, "‘The Beautiful Ones’ isn’t the memoir Prince envisioned, but it’s a moving look at the singer’s life," 30 Oct. 2019 During the first quarter, the Beavers bent, but twice stopped Arizona inside the red zone and forced field goals. oregonlive, "Is Oregon State the frontrunner for Pac-12 offensive, defensive and coach of the year honors? Ten takeaways from the Beavers’ 56-38 win over Arizona," 3 Nov. 2019 Indy forced field goals on each of Houston’s first three trips inside the red zone. Michael Marot, The Denver Post, "Indianapolis Colts’ improving defense gets boost from Darius Leonard’s return," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of force field

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Force field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/force%20field. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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force field

noun

English Language Learners Definition of force field

chiefly US : an area in which a particular force (such as magnetism) exists and can be felt

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