forced march


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forced march

n.
A march that is longer or faster than usual, as for a critical destination.

forced march

n
(Military) military a march in which normal needs are subordinated to the need for speed
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So it was agreed that they would make a forced march back through the jungle to where they had been deserted by Jacinto.
By a forced march they might overtake this party, and thus be able to reach the settlements in safety.
We said the Saviour who pitied dumb beasts and taught that the ox must be rescued from the mire even on the Sabbath day, would not have counseled a forced march like this.
A forced march soon brought the weary and hungry travellers to the camp.
In the morning, after carefully returning the box to its hole and covering it over with sand, I called my servants about me, snatched a hurried breakfast, mounted my horse, and started upon a forced march for Algiers.
So, we had our slices served out, as if we were two thousand troops on a forced march instead of a man and boy at home; and we took gulps of milk and water, with apologetic countenances, from a jug on the dresser.
I once made a forced march, and went through a great deal of jeopardy, with a companion who never opened his mouth but to sing; and trouble enough and great concern of mind did the fellow give me.
He effected such a forced march on leaving the Lock House that he was close up with him--that is to say, as close up with him as he deemed it convenient to be--before another Lock was passed.
In spite of the painful agitation, which I had felt to the full as youth can feel, I fell asleep, tired out with my forced march.
The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced marches toward Znaim, which lay sixty-six miles off on the line of Kutuzov's retreat.
Thus, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering double the usual distance at a stretch, doing a hundred LI in order to wrest an advantage, the leaders of all your three divisions will fall into the hands of the enemy.
Baynes was restless, pacing back and forth beneath the trees when he should have been resting against the forced marches of the coming flight.