force field


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

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 Soto brought a force field of division to this wonderfully balanced, high-performing team. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2022 Heat domes bring hot, sinking air and act as a force field that diverts the jet stream north into Canada. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 The high acts as a force field of sorts, diverting the jet stream northward and deflecting any inclement weather into Canada. Matthew Cappucci, Anchorage Daily News, 20 July 2022 And that specter of Mr. Depp’s striking earlier beauty hovered over him in that courtroom like a protective force field, impossible to dispel. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 16 June 2022 One sign that the force field around oligarchs is getting porous are the stories now appearing in the British media, some of which would have been hard to imagine before the Russian invasion. David Segal, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Some analysts suggest that Putin’s decades in power have begun to act as something of a reality-distorting force field, an echo chamber of sorts. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2022 The birds of prey function as a pseudo force field, providing an environmentally conscious form of pest control. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Two justly famous visual tropes, the slowing-down of bullets in flight and the force field with which Neo wards them off, return, too, with a couple of minor new touches that suggest technical advances more than artistic ones. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 24 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of force field

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Force field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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