the forces

plural noun

: the military organizations (such as the army, navy, and air force) of a country : armed forces
Will the new defense policy weaken the forces?

Examples of the forces in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s thanks to the track’s design, with curves too sharp for the speed; tunnel and bridge infrastructure too old to take the forces of the speed; and congestion with freight traffic that makes high-speed trains dangerous. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 7 Sep. 2023 There was this wonderful moment where corporations needed them badly, and where the forces of art and commerce aligned. William Goodman, Men's Health, 23 Aug. 2023 But Niger’s western neighbors Mali and Burkina Faso, which are led by military juntas, have backed the forces who deposed the president. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 That would be the Ents — trees that move like men led by Treebeard, who met with his fellows in an Entmoot and deliberated with characteristic slowness whether to react to the assault by the forces of Sauron. Dan Hathaway, cleveland, 29 July 2023 Who Will Be in the Cast of Season 3? Season 3 will definitely see a return of David Tennant and Michael Sheen, as well as Jon Hamm as Gabriel, who leads the forces of Heaven. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 28 July 2023 But the bloodletting escalated dramatically after fighting broke out in April around the country between the forces of two rival Sudanese generals who have been vying for power in the capital Khartoum. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 18 July 2023 Season 3 also sees the elves battle over their agenda, while the forces of other kingdoms work against Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer. Carole Horst, Variety, 29 June 2023 Researchers also created a hydrodynamic model that simulated the forces and flows of the bird's wings. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2023 See More

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“The forces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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