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

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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 The president has shown reluctance to accept that Russia played any role in the election and has forcefully rejected assertions that the Kremlin helped him win. Bloomberg, Time, "Mike Pence Says He Expects President Trump and Vladimir Putin to Discuss Election Meddling," 29 June 2018 Frightening surveillance video from a Florida highway shows a backseat passenger being forcefully ejected from a vehicle immediately after the car collided with a toll booth. Sara Anwar, CNN, "Must-watch videos of the week," 15 June 2018 Foster, 23, faces charges of domestic violence, forcefully attempting to dissuade a witness and possession of an assault weapon. Heather Tucker, USA TODAY, "Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about domestic abuse," 17 May 2018 Ethiopia has long been criticized for its human rights violations and egregious prison conditions, but a new prime minister inaugurated in April has spoken forcefully against the old ways of doing things. Paul Schemm, Washington Post, "Ethiopia fires prison officials for human rights abuses," 5 July 2018 Why didn’t more of us speak out more forcefully about this first wave of treatment that was clearly also not humane? Will Bunch,, "Some of the pictures of border kids that haunt me most are from 2014. Here's why | Will Bunch," 24 June 2018 In his role as New York's top legal officer, Schneiderman spoke out forcefully against President Trump and used his office to launch numerous legal challenges. Shayna Freisleben, CBS News, "5 reasons Eric Schneiderman is being called a hypocrite," 8 May 2018 Bush, the last Republican first lady, spoke out forcefully against the practice Sunday in a rare foray into domestic politics, comparing it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Author: Peter Baker, Anchorage Daily News, "Voices in both parties call for halt to practice of separating families at border," 18 June 2018

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1663, in the meaning defined above

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