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perforce

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Pronunciation

Adverb

perforce (not comparable)

Positive
perforce

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (rare) By force; of necessity; at any rate.
    • 1593William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act iii, scene 1 (First Folio)
      If ſhe denie, Lord Hastings goe with him,
      And from her iealous Armes pluck him perforce.
    • 2006 — Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait, 3rd ed., page 239
      Adult immigrants must perforce learn some English, and their children are likely to become English monolinguals.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to perforce

Third person singular
perforces

Simple past
perforced

Past participle
-

Present participle
perforcing

to perforce (third-person singular simple present perforces, present participle perforcing, simple past and past participle perforced)
  1. (obsolete) To force; to compel.

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