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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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

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1663, in the meaning defined above

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