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Definition of Forcible

Forcible

  1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.
  2. Violent; impetuous.
  3. Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction.

Forcible Quotations

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
David Hume

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
Stephen Leacock

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke

It is manifest that the only security against the tyranny of the government lies in forcible resistance to the execution of the injustice; because the injustice will certainly be executed, unless it be forcibly resisted.
Lysander Spooner

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
Charles Horton Cooley
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Forcible Translations

forcible in French is violent
forcible in Italian is violento
forcible in Norwegian is tvangs-, kraftig
forcible in Spanish is contundente
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