The sun was trying to force its way through the curtains.
What mysterious force guided the seedling from the dark earth up to the light, through leaf and stem and bud, to glorious fulfilment in the perfect flower?
He.d serve on the Council and force it to stay together.
There is a band of thieves in our district who ought to be arrested by a strong force--October 11.
He pulled back, having to exert considerable force against her surprising strength.
I wouldn.t force a human to do anything.
Only the deities can force another deity to resign.
Enabling people to communicate in a method with which their governments cannot interfere is a force for freedom and peace.
Sure, it isn't as big a force as Democratic Peace Theory or Mutually Assured Poverty.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
Modern history replying to these questions says: you want to know what this movement means, what caused it, and what force produced these events?
She acts like you should spank her and force her admit to doing something she considers really bad.
Perhaps it will give Edith enough time to go to the authorities and force him to stay away.
(2) What force produces the movement of the nations?
He doesn't force me to do what he wants.
Of all the coddling he'd accused Sofi and Bianca of doing, he'd been working hard to protect Darian from anything that might force him to grow into his powers.
If any part of you cared about him, you'd want him to be happy, not force him to love you!
Public opinion is a powerful force, and if it is generally a force for peace, then the web magnifies it.
She was going to have to force it.
They'd been right to use force over reason with the Council, a lesson he'd learned almost too late.
But at the time the doctrine was in force, MAD was effective (or at least, not proven ineffective).
Deidre had never seen him like this, as a quietly commanding figure, capable of lethal force one moment and gentle kisses the next.
We have a police force and a court system to apply the laws equally to all.
The rise of public opinion as the most powerful political force in the world.
But the face remained before him with the force of reality and drew nearer.
Had he brought her all the way out here to force himself on her?
I tried to force from my memory the mayhem and violence Grasso had wrought across the country.
The force of the strike knocked everyone off their feet and deadened the firelight, except for the torches in the corners.
He said it but he couldn't force the appropriate accompanying tone to sound enthusiastic.
The feel of the planet's life force through his body was staggering, the sensation similar to what he felt the first time he'd met his nishani.
To fear or to try to escape that force, to address entreaties or exhortations to those who served as its tools, was useless.
"Dram-da-da-dam, dam-dam..." rattled the drums, and Pierre understood that this mysterious force completely controlled these men and that it was now useless to say any more.
Darkyn didn't appear to force her to return.
Pause, just for a moment, and consider how profound a force for peace this is: to be able to communicate with anyone, anywhere, instantly.
Still I could not shut my eyes to the force and weight of their arguments, and I saw plainly that I must abandon--'s scheme as impracticable.
From the moment Pierre had recognized the appearance of the mysterious force nothing had seemed to him strange or dreadful: neither the corpse smeared with soot for fun nor these women hurrying away nor the burned ruins of Moscow.
I see a force producing effects beyond the scope of ordinary human agencies; I do not understand why this occurs and I talk of genius.
But dazed by the force of the movement, it was long before people understood this.
The recognition of man's free will as something capable of influencing historical events, that is, as not subject to laws, is the same for history as the recognition of a free force moving the heavenly bodies would be for astronomy.
He grunted as he shoved it in front of the door moments before the door bucked under the force of some otherworldly being.
She pushed his chin aside with more force and kissed his neck before closing her eyes and letting her fangs sink into him.
Brute force usually won any battle he fought.
He let out a primordial scream and threw the glass of blood at the painting with so much force, the crystal shattered and blood splattered crimson all over the painting and wall.
Josh hit the floor with enough force to take the breath out of the average man.
They were wholly deaf to my arguments, or failed to perceive their force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible.
But she had to force herself to attend, for what he was saying did not interest her at all.
But in spite of every desire to regard it as known, anyone reading many historical works cannot help doubting whether this new force, so variously understood by the historians themselves, is really quite well known to everybody.
He fired at another figure trying to force its way into the circle.
Two had helped force feed him, before he knew kiri loved him.
His powers were back in full force, without her to steady his control.
He'd continue the war until he won back his planet and birthright by force, then find another way to heal his planet.
He shook himself mentally to refocus on the dire circumstances before him but was unable to force the thought of Kiera from his mind.
She raced forward through the men, not caring what they thought, and flung herself into Mansr's arms with enough force to drive him back a step.
The force of the Council will be at your door if you touch Qatwal.
His heat and the charged Anshan life force washed over her, through her.
Dean said, trying to force a tone of normalcy into his strained voice.
All the jobs that can, in theory, be done by machines—the jobs that I think suck the life force out of people—will in fact be done by machines.
We no longer force prisoners to kill each other for our amusement.
No such system of laws controls relations among nations, no significant world police force exists, and the world court system is very weak.
However, if it were stigmatized, and public opinion dramatically and pervasively changed, that would force policy change.
Thanks to the burgeoning of technology and social media, public opinion is the most powerful political force in the world today.
Some might argue this is not in and of itself a force for peace.
First, the web promotes access to information, a huge force for peace.
Very seldom is that, "I should go to war to force others to my will."
And truth is a force for peace.
And this is a force for peace.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
This is a force for peace—to the extent that as we share the same set of cultural references, we understand each other better.
I shall not attempt to conquer her by force alone; but I shall insist on reasonable obedience from the start.
Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.
To get her to do the simplest thing, such as combing her hair or washing her hands or buttoning her boots, it was necessary to use force, and, of course, a distressing scene followed.
Helen resisted, and Viney tried to force it out of her hand, and I suspect that she slapped the child, or did something which caused this unusual outburst of temper.
What force has a multitude?
They only can force me who obey a higher law than I. They force me to become like themselves.
Apparently she had forgotten her age and by force of habit employed all the old feminine arts.
He explained how an army, ninety thousand strong, was to threaten Prussia so as to bring her out of her neutrality and draw her into the war; how part of that army was to join some Swedish forces at Stralsund; how two hundred and twenty thousand Austrians, with a hundred thousand Russians, were to operate in Italy and on the Rhine; how fifty thousand Russians and as many English were to land at Naples, and how a total force of five hundred thousand men was to attack the French from different sides.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
The spy reported that the French, after crossing the bridge at Vienna, were advancing in immense force upon Kutuzov's line of communication with the troops that were arriving from Russia.
Part of the Russian force had already descended into the valley toward the ponds and lakes and part were leaving these Pratzen Heights which he intended to attack and regarded as the key to the position.
General Buxhowden was all but attacked and captured by a superior enemy force as a result of one of these maneuvers that enabled us to escape him.
"I've taken twansports from the infantwy by force!" he said.
Once, when in a room with a lamp dimly lit before the icon Theodosia was talking of her life, the thought that Theodosia alone had found the true path of life suddenly came to Princess Mary with such force that she resolved to become a pilgrim herself.
Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it--far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the square of the distance.
Exploding at the word intriguer, Nicholas, raising his voice, told his mother he had never expected her to try to force him to sell his feelings, but if that were so, he would say for the last time....
* To force the guard.
The whole expression of his face told her that he had not forgotten the morning's talk, that his decision remained in force, and only the presence of visitors hindered his speaking of it to her now.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
After living at the seat of the highest authority and power, after conversing with the Emperor less than three hours before, and in general being accustomed to the respect due to his rank in the service, Balashev found it very strange here on Russian soil to encounter this hostile, and still more this disrespectful, application of brute force to himself.
So we're in force, it seems....
"What force!" remarked one.
"And is there a large force of you here?" said another, a short man, coming up.
The moral force of the attacking French army was exhausted.
But though I do not know what causes the cold winds to blow when the oak buds unfold, I cannot agree with the peasants that the unfolding of the oak buds is the cause of the cold wind, for the force of the wind is beyond the influence of the buds.
Her throat quivered with convulsive sobs and, afraid of weakening and letting the force of her anger run to waste, she turned and rushed headlong up the stairs.
This city was evidently living with the full force of its own life.
"As befits a soldier, Aunt, I don't force myself on anyone or refuse anything," he said before he had time to consider what he was saying.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
He knew he was in these men's power, that only by force had they brought him there, that force alone gave them the right to demand answers to their questions, and that the sole object of that assembly was to inculpate him.
In both cases his personal activity, having no more force than the personal activity of any soldier, merely coincided with the laws that guided the event.
In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men--that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.
Pierre felt that that fatal force which had crushed him during the executions, but which he had not felt during his imprisonment, now again controlled his existence.
It was terrible, but he felt that in proportion to the efforts of that fatal force to crush him, there grew and strengthened in his soul a power of life independent of it.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
What force made men act so?
If instead of a divine power some other force has appeared, it should be explained in what this new force consists, for the whole interest of history lies precisely in that force.
History seems to assume that this force is self-evident and known to everyone.
What force moves the nations?
Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.
The answers given by this kind of historian to the question of what force causes events to happen are satisfactory only as long as there is but one historian to each event.
As soon as historians of different nationalities and tendencies begin to describe the same event, the replies they give immediately lose all meaning, for this force is understood by them all not only differently but often in quite contradictory ways.
Besides this, historians of that kind contradict each other even in their statement as to the force on which the authority of some particular person was based.
So the historians of this class, by mutually destroying one another's positions, destroy the understanding of the force which produces events, and furnish no reply to history's essential question.
Writers of universal history who deal with all the nations seem to recognize how erroneous is the specialist historians' view of the force which produces events.
According to this view the power of historical personages, represented as the product of many forces, can no longer, it would seem, be regarded as a force that itself produces events.
In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
This condition is never observed by the universal historians, and so to explain the resultant forces they are obliged to admit, in addition to the insufficient components, another unexplained force affecting the resultant action.
A third class of historians--the so-called historians of culture-- following the path laid down by the universal historians who sometimes accept writers and ladies as forces producing events--again take that force to be something quite different.
The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
The only conception that can explain the movement of the peoples is that of some force commensurate with the whole movement of the peoples.
But in that case, if the force that moves nations lies not in the historic leaders but in the nations themselves, what significance have those leaders?
Man's free will differs from every other force in that man is directly conscious of it, but in the eyes of reason it in no way differs from any other force.
And as the undefinable essence of the force moving the heavenly bodies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, and so on, just in the same way does the force of free will form the content of history.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
Vital force is only an expression for the unknown remainder over and above what we know of the essence of life.
From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
He wasn't trying to force himself on me.
Our work concerns electrostatic forces; force fields that surround us everywhere.
No one want's to force anything on him.
Molly will find out, someone, this monster that's killing all these people; he'll find someone and force them tell.
Damian's own head was fuzzy from the effects of the drink he'd been force fed.
"The amount of blood loss and direction and force of the spray looks like his jugular was …" She gasped.
You.d force her to become your mate.
I won.t use force against my brothers.
"I'm sure he will, but you shouldn't force someone into such a relationship," she said, and crossed her arms.
Jackson's desire flamed so intensely, he had to force himself to think straight.
Don't let him force you into a decision you're not ready to make.
The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.
That is a huge change and a force for peace.
But the decline of nationalism is a force for peace.
Her early rages were an unhappy expression of the natural force of character which instruction was to turn into trained and organized power.
To favor revolutions, overthrow everything, repel force by force?...
No one was or is able to foresee in what condition our or the enemy's armies will be in a day's time, and no one can gauge the force of this or that detachment.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
He said the peasants were obdurate and that at the present moment it would be imprudent to "overresist" them without an armed force, and would it not be better first to send for the military?
It says they want to force the transformation.
Only an Oracle's blood was drained to force her to bind with her master.
Damian was chained to the wall so he could be force fed what looked like fruit punch.
Crack! crash! bang! went his iron-shod hoofs against the wooden bodies of the Gargoyles, and they were battered right and left with such force that they scattered like straws in the wind.
It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
"I not only understood her, but it was just that inner, spiritual force, that sincerity, that frankness of soul-- that very soul of hers which seemed to be fettered by her body--it was that soul I loved in her... loved so strongly and happily..." and suddenly he remembered how his love had ended.
It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
The three of us packed for three days only, as if so limiting our clothing changes would force our return more quickly.
The life force would be welcomed and the Exemplars would grant permission easily.
The demands of life, which had seemed to her annihilated by her father's death, all at once rose before her with a new, previously unknown force and took possession of her.
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
Because he doesn't want to get married and I'm not going to force him into it by making him feel guilty.
He didn't release her, instead drawing up the arm she used as a pillow to force her head against his shoulder.