Phrases with "forces"

Anthony Trollope He’s to hold his court at Saumur, and Henri Larochejaquelin is to be commandant of the town, and have the command of all the forces there. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The production of novels in serial form forces upon the author the conviction that he should not allow himself to be tedious in any single part. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith He is preparing the catastrophe, he forces the issue. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

William Dampier Every surge that comes in forces the water out of a little hole on its top, as out of a pipe, from whence it flies out just like the blowing of a whale; to which the Spaniards also liken it. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

H. G. Wells The forces of construction are proportionally gigantic. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

And what is true within the armed forces is true of the nation as a whole; every increase in the strength of the military machine means more power for the forces of reaction. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

G. K. Chesterton All the historical events have been due to the twists and turns given to the economic instinct by forces that were not economic. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

R. D. Blackmore Smugglers, even if their own forces would make breach upon the day of rest, durst not outrage the piety of the land, which would only deal with kegs indoors. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

H. G. Wells I do not think that he realises the forces of destruction that are gathering and so I think he hesitates to plan a reconstruction upon anything like the scale that may become possible. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Invisible but overwhelming forces were busy in bringing Marjorie and her glowing lover alone together again. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Sigmund Freud It is only by the introduction of these sexual forces that the gaps still demonstrable in the theory of repression can be filled. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Only degenerate human beings who, somehow, have managed to tap invisible psychic currents, and have learned how to use terrific forces about which, so far, we know practically nothing. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

For strong actions set up forces that are so slow to exhaust themselves that they may be said in a sense never to die. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Hobbes But it hath already been shown that not only the whole militia, or forces of the Commonwealth, but also the judicature of all controversies, is annexed to the sovereignty. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Wilkie Collins Circumstances had armed her with the most irresistible of all natural forces — the force of previous association and previous habit. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Sir Walter Scott These forces formed the first line of the royalists. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Henry Adams Justinian has not the simplicity of Charlemagne. The Eastern Empire showed an activity and variety of forces that classical Europe had never possessed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jack London From the moment of his birth, all the forces of his environment had tended to harden him, and he viewed his wretched, inevitable future with a callousness and unconcern I could not shake. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George Meredith Let it be cast on Society, then! A Society opposing Nature forces us to these murderous looks upon impediments. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Olaf Stapledon The forces at work within him were too strong for him. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James She was a touching, ingenuous victim, unconscious of the pernicious forces which were hurrying her to her ruin. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

The proletarians cannot become masters of the productive forces of society, except by abolishing their own previous mode of appropriation, and thereby also every other previous mode of appropriation. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Wilkie Collins Another moment passes, and a new figure — a little strutting consequential figure forces its way into the foreground, before I am ready for it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Murder has its counterpart among the Kosekin in cases where one man meets another, forces money on him, and kills himself. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing She had begun to feel gently towards her father; it was an intimation of the need which would presently bring all the forces of her nature into play. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

It was necessary to act decisively; the army murmured at the length of the siege, and the sultan was collecting his forces to crush them. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith He had a sharp vision of the attractive forces of the game; and his elemental nature exulted in siding with the stronger against a pretender to the superhuman. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Walter Scott He threatened them with such chastisement as his innumerable forces and officers would, he affirmed, find it easy to inflict. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Jules Verne They waited, therefore, although they were anxious to be reunited at Granite House. It pained the engineer to see his forces divided, for it gave great advantage to the pirates. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne D’abord, nous sommes très fatigués, et toutes nos forces sont nécessaires pour dégager le navire. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Their hands touch; the pressure of the crowd forces her bosom against his shoulder; they stand face to face, staring into each other’s eyes. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret summoned up all her forces to her aid. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Thomas Hardy In the social sphere these gifted ones are mostly women; they can watch a world which they never saw, and estimate forces of which they have only heard. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells But my estimate of the moral and intellectual forces at large in the world, was out. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Walter Scott Undo your gates, then, Lady of Berenger, and suffer his Grace’s forces to enter the castle. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Algernon Blackwood With the natural forces of the earth — it now dawned upon me — the method was precisely similar. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

H. G. Wells Sustaining and constructive forces did indeed for a time more than balance the malign drift of chance and the natural ignorance, prejudice, blind passion, and wasteful self-seeking of mankind. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

It is worked by a mechanism which forces it across this open doorway. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

I arrived at the hamlet wearied out, for my forces were no longer the same since the bite of the asp. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Miles Franklin You are as game as a young lion but I fear that the opposing forces will break your heart. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Jack London They feel, themselves, that the forces of society tend to hurl them out of existence. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Theodore Dreiser The cry was raised that the same old sinister Cowperwoodian forces were at work. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. Rider Haggard It was not until our horns were about to close upon them that they had dreamed of their approach, for they believed these forces to be hidden in reserve upon the crest of the moon-shaped hill. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

The man of law acts, and when people do not respond, he forces them. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Marcel Prous Mais on sent que c’est une trop grande entreprise pour le peu de forces qu’on garde. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Henry Adams Such men were forces of nature, energies of the prime, like the Pteraspis, but they made short work of scholars. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Theodore Dreiser There were molten forces in him, flames which burst forth now and then in spite of the fact that he was sure that he had them under control. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell But if these resisting forces are only superficial, or constitutional, they are but the necessary discipline here, and do not radically affect the love which will make all things right in heaven. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

G. K. Chesterton I’ve always thought a coup d’état could be effected with very small forces against people who won’t learn to use the force they’ve got. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He knew what was coming now, and his muscles physically tightened as he mustered his forces for the refusal he would have to make. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

William Godwin The late victorious forces now concentred themselves at Patay in the Orleanois; Joan advanced to meet them. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Thomas Hardy Neither had an adequate conception of the complicated forces at work outside the smooth and gentle current in which they and their associates floated. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Kate Chopin They belonged to a small detachment of Confederate forces and were awaiting orders to march. Short stories by Kate Chopin

For the cavities about the mouth and stomach are full of air; when therefore the meat is squeezed down by the tongue and tonsils, the elided air follows what gives way, and also forces down the meat. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

H. G. Wells All that is needed for our present purpose is some understanding of the broader forces that were operating through this lush jungle of human reactions. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That is to say, that England really has forces sufficient to carry out the plans involved. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

H. G. Wells But the forces that were driving him home now were the forces below the level of reason and ideas, organic forces compounded of hate and desire, profound aboriginal urgencies. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Olaf Stapledon The forces of the light in every country worked strongly for the new order. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Everywhere the air forces displayed a disposition to question the decisions of the military authorities. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jules Verne Là, le travail plutonique, non altéré par les forces neptuniennes, est dans toute sa pureté native. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

Henry Adams Martyrs, murderers, Caesars, saints and assassins — half in glass and half in telegram; chaos of time, place, morals, forces and motive — gave him vertigo. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Niccolo Machiavelli Which method did not serve to divide the forces of the enemy, but to double his own. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Toby was merely deploying his forces for further campaigning. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

He grew firmer, indeed; for now he knew on what ground he was standing, and what forces were arrayed against him. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray If you will go play at his table, you may; but nobody forces you. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

It regards animal bodies as machines impelled by certain forces, and performing an amount of work which can be expressed in terms of the ordinary forces of nature. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

Olaf Stapledon The request was complied with, and all military action against the Chinese forces ceased. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

A frightful scandal! you understand; a scandal which forces a brother to hide his face. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

John Hill Burton He objected to the unbending rule which forces the case before a jury, when both parties might prefer the decision of a judge. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Jules Verne J’avais repris mes forces avec mon courage, et je marchai pendant une partie de la nuit, en m’éloignant du lac. Cinq Semaines En Ballon by Jules Verne [1863]

R. D. Blackmore With a grunt of reluctance he awoke to business, swam for his boat, and embarking Mr. Mordacks, pulled him across the placid bay to the cave where his forces were assembled. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

H. G. Wells He was for evacuating the Mint. And having naval forces ready to throw into the Docks right away. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Arnold Bennett He seemed to see the forces of evolution and the forces of reaction ranged against each other in a supreme crisis. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The result was that I discovered you to be one of those selfish brutes who deceives his wife as to his means, and lives in luxury himself, while he forces his family to subsist on a beggarly pittance. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Jules Verne Les forces ne nous manquent pas, et il faut en profiter. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Arnold Bennett What! He forces me into his business, and then insults me!” But Edwin had never done it. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Sigmund Freud It was, indeed, to be expected that the dream, even if originally it was not a purposeful process, would have seized upon some definite function in the play of forces of the psychic life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells To an analysis of the factors and decisive forces in this struggle our history must next address itself. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Jules Verne Je dirai aussi que le Canadien, à bout de forces et de patience, ne paraissait plus. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Anthony Trollope It forces from me words, words which will return upon me with all the bitterness of gall, if they be not accepted by you as faithful, ay and of great value. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Alos, my friend, was commander of all the forces on the plateau, and in him lay the last hope of our country. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Arthur Conan Doyle What could his sling, his throwing-stick, or his arrow avail him against such forces as have been loose to-night? Even with a modern rifle it would be all odds on the monster. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

You are the forces that I am going to rely on now, and I am confident that with your collective wisdom our campaign will be crowned with success. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

H. G. Wells But there were forces in both my body and mind that resented this graceful cutting down of my sprawling expectations of life. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edith Wharton Either they forget they’ve quarrelled, or some social necessityusually a party that none of them can bear to missforces them together, and makes it easier to bury their differences. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle We were as helpless as children in the face of forces which we could neither understand nor control. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

D. H. Lawrence And she, distracted, lost to herself between the opposing forces of the two men, drifted. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

At every turn among the hills, they expected to meet the forces of the enemy drawn up to dispute their passage. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Yes, I did, he forces himself to answer. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

To send small columns to track them down might mean needless loss of life: to keep the forces in the field right through the winter was ruinous to the Company’s finances. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Jules Verne Les forces me reviennent, et bientôt je pourrai sortir . Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Niccolo Machiavelli Whence he is compelled either to withstand the inconveniences of water and cold in order to keep together, or to divide his forces to escape them. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Every train of thought seemed to lead into the hopeless realm of ungovernable folly, to recall the knowledge and the terror of forces that must be ignored. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The forces reserved for the expedition amounted to about four hundred foot and fifteen horse, with seven pieces of artillery. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Progress! Yet the older methods of meeting natural forces demanded intelligence too; an equally fine readiness of wits. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Robert Louis Stevenson He has to deal with the unpredictable, with those forces (in Smeaton’s phrase) that ‘are subject to no calculation’; and still he must predict, still calculate them, at his peril. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Green Ingersoll The facts and forces governing thought are as absolute as those governing the motions of the planets. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton That these brutal forces always besiege and often capture the citadel does not prove that they are the citadel. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

The class is sheltered from the stress of economic exigencies, and is in this sense withdrawn from the rude impact of forces which make for adaptation to the economic situation. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Goldwin Smith The stronger parts of character, the combative and propelling forces he evidently lacked from the beginning. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Thomas Wolfe There was a time when the poet, the painter, the musician, the artist of whatever sort, was not ashamed to confess that the desire for fame was one of the driving forces of his life and labour. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jules Verne Ici ses gens malades, affamés, sont à bout de forces . Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

The last of such a race is a kind of crystallisation, dangerously, fatally brilliant, the concentration of all the forces that have gone before. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Charles Dickens The Scottish forces saw their advantage; fell on each part separately; defeated each; and killed all the prisoners. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Algernon Blackwood And now the forces were moving to a climax. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Henry Adams Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius; selection between them is the highest science; their mass is the highest educator. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle When this worthy pair could get no change out of each other, they usually united their forces against the children. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Walter Crane The painters embodied the idea of security and protection from the savage and destructive forces of nature and man — a sanctuary of peace, a garden of delight. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

As the two forces ground against each other, he was turned again and again, like a grain between millstones. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

It seemed to him that all the forces of Satan were at war with him, and that not to strike them down and crush them out, would be to pander to and aid them, and shrink, a craven, from their path. Signa by Ouida

Elle, sans cesser de sourire, baissant son joli visage comme une bête qui a peur d’être battue, le soutenait de toutes ses forces de petite blonde potelée. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

His forces amounted in all to about five hundred, more than half of them horse. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The supreme artists of the epoch seem to have been able not only to give expression to the moving forces of their time, but to react against them. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry Adams Perhaps the earliest known of all natural forces after the solar energies, it seemed to have suggested no idea to any one until some mariner bethought himself that it might serve for a pointer. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Henry James Being, as it were, ourselves the angels we had only a limited quarrel in each case with the event; but its inconsequent character, given the forces set in motion, was peculiarly baffling. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Arnold Bennett She collected her forces and looked at him. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jules Verne Le manque d’eau finit par amener l’anéantissement de toutes les facultés intellectuelles, de toutes les forces physiques. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Jules Verne Le débarquement de ces bandits au milieu d’une population inhabituée aux luttes, eût fini par un désastre, car l’île n’avait point de forces suffisantes à leur opposer. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

George Gissing With the certainty that she was beyond his reach came failure of the vital forces which promised so much. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Both, therefore, in a manner, recalled the forces of fiction from the rather straggling and particularist courses which it had been pursuing for the last quarter of a century. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Jules Verne La raison d’un tel déploiement de forces lui fut aussitôt donnée par un jeune Floridien, qui lui dit: «Monsieur, il y a les Séminoles. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Leon Trotsky How far it will go in that direction will depend not only on the correlation of forces in Russia itself, but on the entire international situation as well. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Marcel Prous Mais, en même temps, je me rappelais que j’avais vu agir sur lui d’autres forces que la mienne et contre lesquelles, plus de temps m’eût-il été donné, je n’aurais rien pu. Albertine disparue by Marcel Prous

Leslie Stephen He forces himself to add that her death must not take place at the deanery. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Sarah Orne Jewett She first came to an understanding with the primal forces of nature, and never trusted to any preliminary promise of good weather, but examined the day for herself in its infancy. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

The effect on literature of these combined forces was enormous. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang By all these and other forces manifold, that emotion of awe in presence of the hills, the stars, the sea, is developed. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser There are many peculiar political forces in this city. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling Unbar and let them away for their lives — the levels drown as they stand, Where the flood-wash forces the sluices aback and the ditches deliver inland. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Ralph Waldo Emerson They are an incalculable energy which countervails all other forces in nature, because they are the channel of supernatural powers. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Olaf Stapledon Subterranean forces acting at this point once buckled the planet’s crust into a mountain; but it was immediately torn and shattered by gravity, that implacable djin of all great worlds. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The release of new economic forces strained the old feudal order to breaking. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Now it would be the criminal forces in one country and now those in another which were leading in novel attacks upon the law-abiding citizen of the decaying order. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Virginia Woolf It forces him on from the lighter and more whimsical short novels past that curious interlude, The Celestial Omnibus, to the two large books, Howards End and A Passage to India, which mark his prime. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

E. F. Benson But nothing seems more natural to my mind than that these forces should be transmissible to inanimate things. Outside the Door by E. F. Benson

D. H. Lawrence It was as if they met in exile, and united their solitary forces against all the world. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

But, naturally, they rise; there is that same quality in them which forces great poets and painters to high positions in their respective fields. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

John Galsworthy It was as though its owner had come into contact with forces too strong for her. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Don’t you think that’s it, Cynthia? And something about him — as though there were immense forces still to be awakened. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Leon Trotsky The enemy’s forces were composed of two independent parts: the Cossacks — particularly in the province of Kuban — and the volunteer White army, recruited from all over the country. My Life by Leon Trotsky

G. K. Chesterton But in an instant she knew that Dalroy was not hurling his forces on Ivywood at all, but on the house and estate beyond it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Olaf Stapledon Something, he said, forces them upon us. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

But the thing which above all else forces a reactionary view-point on the common soldier is his service in overseas garrisons. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

Several engagements in difficult country followed: the enemies’ forces were quickly broken up, and by the end of July the time for negotiation was come. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

When I went up to Cambridge I was perfectly clear that life was a various and splendid disorder of forces that the spirit of man sets itself to tame. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells Various forces and suggestions came into his life and swayed him for longer and shorter periods. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Niccolo Machiavelli Sulla twice freed himself from his enemies in this manner, and with this same deceit, Hannibal in Spain got away from the forces of Claudius Nero, who had besieged him. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Only one thing more was needed: material expression must be given to the new ideals and the new forces so that they might stand revealed, in visible glory, before the eyes of an astonished world. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

If the workers do not control the armed forces, the armed forces will control the workers. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Walter Scott Such forces met not, nor so vast a camp, When Agrican, with all his northern powers, Besieged Albraeca, as romances tell. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Niccolo Machiavelli Hasdrubal placed his most stalwart forces in the center of the van of his Army to push back the forces of Scipio: Scipio commanded in like fashion that they should retire, and defeated him. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Thomas Hardy That’s the practical consideration which forces me to think of taking a wife, apart from my wish to take you; and you know there’s nobody in the world I care for so much. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

So, roughly speaking, the alignment of forces was this. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle I trust that the Duke will muster every man he can, and make play until the royal forces come up. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells Those were all perfect and static States, a balance of happiness won for ever against the forces of unrest and disorder that inhere in things. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Olaf Stapledon Behind the attacking forces came ‘supporting’ forces whose office it was to bombard the attackers should they show any signs of wavering. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I know you do not love me, and I will not abuse a situation which forces you to receive me. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Algernon Blackwood In Dr. Cathcart “civilization” championed his forces against an attack singular enough. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Jonathan Swif Mrs. Manley was now editing the Examiner. 5 Sir Henry Belasyse was sent to Spain as Commissioner to inquire into the state of the English forces in that country. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Gordon was a party to the agreement, and laid special stress upon his presence with the Imperial forces as a pledge of its fulfilment. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Sigmund Freud But if, in our answer, we are to remain on the ground upon which the question forces us, we must assent to two conceptions which are apparently opposed and mutually exclusive. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

As the light advanced, it revealed more strikingly the disparity of the two forces so lately opposed to each other. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The forces of mischance, one after another, had so avalanched themselves upon me in the last few hours that I was like a sleeper tossing fearfully in the nightmare of some dark and dreadful dream. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Even toothache, to which he is subject, Tom ascribes to a malignant fiend, so he asks for a pin which, without a wince, he forces into the decaying bicuspid. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anatole France Vous pensez l’être aussi et vous vous sentez attaché à votre pays par les forces invincibles et douces du sentiment et de la raison. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

I never thought, I never allowed myself to think, that she was so dead to spiritual things as her book forces me to believe. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Charles Stur Westward at a quarter of a mile the low range, through which Depot Creek forces itself, shut out from our view the extensive plains on which it rises. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anne Bronte Then, on a glorious morning, we gathered our forces and set forth. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Robert Louis Stevenson The forces of nature are engaged, day by day, in cudgelling it into our backward intelligences. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is easy to add to the counteracting forces to race. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Yes. Our forces shall in the capital city strike of the soonest. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

But, concentrating his forces at Xauxa, he established his quarters in that town, as he had first intended, resolved to await there tidings of the operations in the south. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Leon Trotsky A broad and far-sighted policy rests on capacity for development; on the inner forces that, once awakened, will sooner or later reveal their power. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The Warsingali, seeing this, mustered their forces and repelled the enemy; but would not follow them up, preferring rather to tease them into submission than to engender a bloody contest. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

His forces amounted in all to about seven hundred. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells At one pole of the business, you have the remote persons and wills and forces which are presumably seeking or tending to produce a soundly educated community. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence Or perhaps it was this contact with Kangaroo and Willie Struthers, contact with the accumulating forces of social violence. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins At the end of the world, the expiring forces of Nature will hear a dreadful voice — the voice of the last Englishman delivering the last speech. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Great forces and fierce antagonisms seemed to be moving, obscurely, about the royal cradle. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

They cannot bear the idea of being separated, and nothing but dire necessity ever forces them to leave their fatherland. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Algernon Blackwood The cry was not repeated; his own hoarse calling brought no response; the inscrutable forces of the Wild had summoned their victim beyond recall — and held him fast. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

H. G. Wells His influence in the air forces was enormous. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

He took the counsel, therefore, of Francisco de Carbajal, who undertook to lead the forces by a circuitous, but safer, route. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Robert Louis Stevenson Smeaton, the pioneer, bade him obey his ‘feelings’; my father, that ‘power of estimating obscure forces which supplies a coefficient of its own to every rule. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott He defeated the English forces at Bannockburn in 1314, and thus secured the independence of Scotland, an independence which lasted until the two kingdoms were united under one crown in 1707. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

The bourgeoisie, during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Pizarro’s forces were less than half of his rival’s, not amounting to more than four hundred and eighty men. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells Similar forces produce similar results. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I had never known them there before, and I wondered uneasily what mysterious forces of intuition I should be up against next. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

A merchant found a piece of newspaper lying in the road, in which it was stated that the strength of the relieving forces was 15,000 men. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Algernon Blackwood For now, even here, upon the outer fringe of the ceremonial ground, there was a stir of forces that set the very muscles working in him before he had become aware of it. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Both served for many years in India: the first in the Company’s army, the other upon the staff of the king’s forces in that country. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

George Meredith He measures the forces against them. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

My own opinion, between ourselves, is that you have not got any, but you are bound to have some, and you may as well join forces with what will bring you forward most, and start young. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Jules Verne Le couvert fut donc mis sur le comptoir d’étain, et les deux jeunes gens reprirent des forces pour continuer leur expédition. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

Victor Hugo The violent irruption of good thoughts is like the return home of a man who has not his key, and who forces his own look honestly. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H.P. Lovecraft The change, it was said, came simultaneously with the Innsmouth epidemic of l846, and was thought by simple folk to have a dark connection with hidden forces of evil. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

The Soviet forces complied, and as they were leaving the Kremlin, were set upon and shot down. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

It was so incongruous, he thought, this dainty and beautiful woman and the evil forces he was there to combat. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

T. E. Lawrence He was approached by Lord Kitchener in the first days of the war, with the hope of winning the Turkish Mesopotamian forces to our side. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]