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force sb.: phrases:—“of force,” (1) of weight, weighty 1H6 III. i. 156 “those occasions . . . were of ,” 2H6 I. iii. 166, 3H6 II. ii. 44 “arguments of mighty ” ; (2) necessarily LLL. I. i. 146, MND. III. ii. 40 “That, when he wak'd, of force she must be eyed,” Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 436, 1H4 II. iii. 122, Cæs. IV. iii. 202 “Good reasons must, of , give place to better;— perforce,” (1) by violent constraint, against one's will John III. i. 142, 2H4 IV. i. 116, 2H6 I. i. 259; (2) of necessity 2H4 IV. iv. 46.
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