Roget category 7445. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.6. General intersocial volition
force — brute force, main force, physical force — the sword, ultima ratio [Lat.] — club law, lynch law, mob law, arguementum baculinum†, le droit du plus fort [Fr.], martial law.
restraint etc. 751 — necessity etc. 601 — force majeure [Fr.] — Hobson's choice.
force upon, press — cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat — say it must be done, make a point of, insist upon, take no denial — put down, dragoon.
extort, wring from — squeeze, put on the squeeze — put on the screws, turn on the screw — drag into — bind, bind over — pin down, tie down — require, tax, put in force — commandeer — restrain etc. 751.
forcible, not to be trifled with — irresistible etc. 601 — compelled etc. v. — fain to.
by force of arms —
vi et armis [Lat.],
under the lash —
at the point of the sword,
at the point of the bayonet —
by a strong arm.
under protest, in spite of one's teeth — against one's will etc. 603 — nolens volens [Lat.] etc. (of necessity) 601 — by stress of circumstances, by stress of weather — under press of — de rigueur.
with a gun to one's head.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
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