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enforced (also “inforced” in old and mod. edd.)
1. ravished, violated MND. III. i. 209 “some chastity,” Tit. V. iii. 38, Cym. IV. i. 19, Lucr. 668.
2. compelled: (i) involuntary Mer.V. V. i. 240, John V. ii. 30, R2 I. iii. 264 “an pilgrimage,” Lr. I. ii. 139; (ii) constrained, forced R3 III. v. 9 “ smiles,” Cæs. IV. ii. 21.
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