forcefully

adverb

Definition of forcefully 

: in a forceful, powerful, or emphatic manner speaking forcefully pushing forcefully through the crowd She forcefully denied the charges. Congestive heart failure develops when the heart becomes too weak to pump forcefully enough.— Paul G. Donohue Our child's disability forcefully reminds us of what really matters in life.— Barbara Gill

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of forcefully in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Before Porter, she was linked to Corey Lewandowski, who also stepped down from his own role as Trump campaign manager, and was accused by a Breitbart News reporter of forcefully grabbing her arm at a campaign event. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Hope Hicks Will Now Run Communications at Fox," 8 Oct. 2018 Judge Kavanaugh forcefully denied the allegations under penalty of perjury. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Read the full transcript of Sen. Collins’s speech announcing she’ll vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh," 5 Oct. 2018 Kavanaugh’s confirmation continues to hang in the balance as the FBI investigates the allegation, which Kavanaugh has forcefully denied. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges," 2 Oct. 2018 But broken capillaries are actually caused by an external disturbance in your skin — windburns, extreme temperature changes, excessive drinking or smoking — especially UV damage and trauma to the skin, such as popping a pimple too forcefully. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "How to Treat Broken Capillaries on Your Face — and Prevent Them in the First Place," 27 Sep. 2018 Moore argues for his left-leaning political views passionately and forcefully, often building his case by mixing damning archival footage and expert interviews with his own goofy antics and sly commentary. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "In Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore spares no one — especially self-satisfied liberals," 7 Sep. 2018 This was not the only allegation Trump forcefully and implausibly denied in his early meetings with Comey. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 Then press yourself up so forcefully that your hands leave the ground. Emily Abbate, Esquire, "A 5-Step New Year's Workout Plan Any Guy Can Crush," 2 Jan. 2018 But lawmakers and analysts said those revelations should prompt Mr. Trump to forcefully raise the issue and press Mr. Putin for answers that go beyond simple denials. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Russian Agents’ Indictment Raises Stakes Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit," 13 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'forcefully.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of forcefully

1663, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about forcefully

Share forcefully

Statistics for forcefully

Last Updated

5 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for forcefully

The first known use of forcefully was in 1663

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on forcefully

What made you want to look up forcefully? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!