perforce


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per·force

 (pər-fôrs′)
adv.
By necessity; by force of circumstance.

[Middle English par force, from Old French : par, by (from Latin per; see per) + force, force; see force.]

perforce

(pəˈfɔːs)
adv
by necessity; unavoidably
[C14: from Old French par force; see per, force1]

per•force

(pərˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs)

adv.
of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance.
[1300–50; Middle English par force < Middle French; see per, force]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.perforce - by necessity; by force of circumstance

perforce

adverb (Formal) necessarily, inevitably, of necessity, unavoidably, willy-nilly, by necessity, needs must, without choice, by force of circumstances He had, perforce, to be content with being second.

perforce

adverb
Without regard to desire or inclination:
Translations

perforce

[pəˈfɔːs] ADV (liter) → forzosamente

perforce

adv (old, liter)notgedrungen

perforce

[pəˈfɔːs] adv (old) → per forza
References in classic literature ?
It seems impossible but that those gilt trucks which one had to tilt one's head back to see, now falling into the lower plane of vision, must perforce hit the very edge of the horizon.
Some praises proceed merely of flattery; and if he be an ordinary flatterer, he will have certain common attributes, which may serve every man; if he be a cunning flatterer, he will follow the archflatterer, which is a man's self; and wherein a man thinketh best of himself, therein the flatterer will uphold him most: but if he be an impudent flatterer, look wherein a man is conscious to himself, that he is most defective, and is most out of countenance in himself, that will the flatterer entitle him to perforce, spreta conscientia.
Ah, friend, an infectious disease is indeed a misfortune, for now we poor and miserable folk must perforce keep apart from one another, lest the infection be increased.
But against all this it may be urged that it is easier to reward two thousand soldiers, for the former may be remunerated by giving them places, which must perforce be conferred upon men of their calling, while the latter can only be recompensed out of the very property of the master they serve; but this impossibility only strengthens my argument.
The Under-world being in contact with machinery, which, however perfect, still needs some little thought outside habit, had probably retained perforce rather more initiative, if less of every other human character, than the Upper.
Wickham's happiness and her own were perforce delayed a little longer, and Mr.
And the reason is, that my secretary cannot transcribe Sweet, having been perforce taught in the schools of Pitman.
The heart, making itself guilty of such secrets, must perforce hold them, until the day when all hidden things shall be revealed.
It was as if she had been made afresh out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.
Rebecca's own black locks were commonly pushed smoothly off her forehead, but on this occasion she formed what I must perforce call by its only name, a spit-curl, directly in the centre of her brow, an ornament which she was allowed to wear a very short time, only in fact till Hannah was able to call her mother's attention to it, when she was sent into the next room to remove it and to come back looking like a Christian.
For her part Damousi seeks to reveal the ways in which convict women expressed ideas of femininity and perforce sexuality and motherhood.
But those whose tastes run more to accurate, dispassionate political philosophy will perforce look elsewhere.