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

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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If the United States had intervened more forcefully, would the Syrian war have turned out otherwise? Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, "The Moral Logic of Humanitarian Intervention," 9 Sep. 2019 An armed policeman spotted us running around and forcefully grabbed hold of me. Alvin Attles Iii, The Mercury News, "On the occasion of his father’s induction into the basketball Hall of Fame, a son pays tribute," 6 Sep. 2019 Tyrone Truesdell pumped his arms in the air and then forcefully flexed his arms downward. Tom Green |, al, "Coming off career performance, Tyrone Truesdell ‘taking his game to the next level’ for Auburn," 6 Sep. 2019 Brianna Centeno, a senior not much more than 5 feet tall, didn’t bring down the mock shooter quite as forcefully as some of her classmates who had a size advantage. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "“I’m as ready as I can be”: Students learn to tackle active shooters," 29 Aug. 2019 The amount of caffeine that can be extracted largely depends on how forcefully the solvents can pull those caffeine molecules out, Ristenpart explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Turns Out Decaf Coffee Has Caffeine, Which Feels Like a Betrayal," 29 Aug. 2019 American conservatives ought to say so, consistently and forcefully. John Hood, National Review, "New Nationalists Make Three Big Bets," 28 Aug. 2019 Lam is backed by the mainland government, and pro-democracy advocates fear the bill would allow Beijing to punish dissidents more easily and forcefully. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Here's What to Know About the Mulan Boycott," 16 Aug. 2019 Four days after a hardline conservative activist accused him and GOP caucus chairman Dustin Burrows of plotting to target 10 fellow Republicans in primary elections, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen forcefully denied the allegations Monday afternoon. Jamie Hancock, Dallas News, "New Dallas Republican wants Allred's seat, Texas House drama, Democratic debate tonight," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of forcefully

1663, in the meaning defined above

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