Once again Russia brandishes the threat of a gas cutoff to squeeze Kiev and coerce Europe.
A fellow justice also accused McCaffery of attempting to coerce him into opposing Castille.
First, the U.S. does not have the power to coerce China, absent measures that would also do severe damage to the American economy.
Religious liberty, Jefferson argued, denies the majority any right to coerce a dissenting minority, even one hostile to religion.
His decision to coerce Netanyahu into imposing a 10-month settlement freeze was also a colossal misjudgment.
Hume, though we have found him censuring the conduct of Franklin, was opposed to any attempt to coerce America.
Electric influences guide and coerce fish in a wonderful manner.
The North in trying to coerce the South was contradicting its own principle.
"Most certainly, doctor; I'd never seek to coerce you," said Cashel, smiling.
But I do not think that the modern parent desires to coerce as much as did his forbear.
mid-15c., cohercen, from Middle French cohercer, from Latin coercere "to control, restrain, shut up together," from com- "together" (see co-) + arcere "to enclose, confine, contain, ward off," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane). Related: Coerced; coercing. No record of the word between late 15c. and mid-17c.; its reappearance 1650s is perhaps a back-formation from coercion.