by force of circumstances


by force of circumstances
caused by circumstances, brought about by external events

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  • force of circumstances — index predetermination Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • by force of circumstances — by/through/force of circumstances phrase because of the situation that you are in, which forces you to do a particular thing Thesaurus: words used to describe situations and circumstanceshyponym general words for situations and… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • force — n 1 *power, energy, strength, might, puissance Analogous words: *stress, strain, pressure, tension: *speed, velocity, momentum, impetus, headway 2 Force, violence, compulsion, coercion, duress, constraint, restraint denote the exercise or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • force — [fôrs, fōrs] n. [ME < OFr < VL * fortia, * forcia < L fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. strength; energy; vigor; power 2. the intensity of power; impetus [the force of a blow] 3. a) physical power or strength exerted against a person or… …   English World dictionary

  • Force — Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Force and arms — Force Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • force — forceable, adj. forceless, adj. forcer, n. forcingly, adv. /fawrs, fohrs/, n., v., forced, forcing. n. 1. physical power or strength possessed by a living being: He used all his force in opening the window. 2. strength or power exerted upon an… …   Universalium

  • force — force1 [ fɔrs ] noun *** ▸ 1 physical strength ▸ 2 group of police, etc. ▸ 3 influence ▸ 4 scientific effect ▸ 5 military ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount physical strength or violence: They accused the police of using excessive force during the arrest.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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