Definitions of forcibly

  1. In a forcible manner.

Usage examples for forcibly

  1. Apollonaris therefore took no notice of her violent resistance, but held her hands forcibly, and, though he could not succeed in kissing her for her struggling, he pressed his lips to her cheek, while she endeavored to free herself and pushed him off, breathless with real indignation. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. A few voices were raised in protest, but when it became evident that one or two of the company were inclined to adopt more Draconic measures, Dane spoke quietly and forcibly, and was listened to. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  3. " Ah, no," I replied, " you will be forcibly taken away to your home, and later you will marry." – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  4. Her words and her manner reminded Rose so forcibly, by contrast, of the Fanny whose vanity and self- assertion had been such a vexation so often, that, in thinking of those old times, she forgot to answer her, and sat playing with the child's clasping fingers. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  5. But I had to nerve myself forcibly to the task of entering upon the subject I wanted. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. I don't think I should have thought any more about it had not the Ibunos so forcibly reminded me of the danger we really had passed through. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  7. When Maud returned, therefore, only her sisters were at home to receive her, and she had barely entered the house before Agatha rushed forward, flushed and beaming, and drew her forcibly into the drawing- room. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. " That you are absolutely bound to do," I answered, as forcibly as I could. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  9. I might have remained longer her captive, if marriage had not forcibly broken my chains. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  10. Miss Lyndesay smiled at Frieda and Frieda smiled in return, but had almost immediately to be drawn forcibly into the carriage by Karl. – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  11. This can be demonstrated, for example, in the cat, which, in order to separate the digits, opens the hand widely- that is to say, forcibly raises the first phalanges. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  12. He waved his arm and declared forcibly, I don't know you. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. He had to be forcibly restrained from gathering up the entire stake- it was two dollars and not one- which lay upon the floor. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  14. The pressing need of the moment forcibly roused him from his grief, and gave him sufficient occupation. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  15. I have the greatest difficulty at times to prevent myself forcibly setting him upon my shelf to complete my set; for, oddly enough, he is the one bit of Hardyana I lack. – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
  16. " He and his master must settle that point between them," Grant paused and spread out his hands forcibly. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  17. In looking over these letters I am very forcibly reminded of the last few years.... – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  18. The conviction forcibly struck him that they had mistaken the path altogether. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill