Definition of Force back
1. Verb. Cause to move back by force or influence. "Beat back the invaders"
Related verbs: Drive
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Drive, Drive, Push Back, Repulsive, Repulse, Repulsion
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Literary usage of Force back
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"We profited by their tumult, to force back the huge lock of the gate with a large stone, which fortunately yielded to our blows, and we made our escape. ..."
2. The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States by Alfred Roman (1884)
"Nelson's Brigades Cross time Tennessee. —Positions Taken by tine Federals. — Chalmers's Brigade and a Mixed Command force back Nelson's Advance. ..."
3. Watson's Manual of Calisthenics: A Systematic Drill-book Without Apparatus by James Madison Watson (1882)
"First, at the command, RIGHT, the right arms of the ones force back the left arms of the twos into a position corresponding to that of the ones, ..."