forcefully

adverb
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

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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1663

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