force·​ful·​ly ˈfȯrs-fə-lē How to pronounce forcefully (audio)
: 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

Examples of forcefully in a Sentence

shut the door a little too forcefully and broke the glass
Recent Examples on the Web The officer followed inside and tackled the man and forcefully restrained him. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 14 June 2024 In recall documents, Kia said that the adjustment switch on the power seat can dislodge if hit too forcefully, locking in the position of the seat while the seat motor is still running. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 7 June 2024 Democratic lawmakers slammed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Thursday after a neighbor forcefully disputed the conservative judge’s account of the controversial decision to raise a flag that is often used to signify support for the Jan. 6 attack. Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News, 6 June 2024 Ben Harburg and Jacob Helberg will forcefully debate whether the U.S. should engage or disengage with its favorite tech frenemy. Byandrew Nusca, Fortune, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for forcefully 

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forcefully was in 1663

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“Forcefully.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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