More than the mortgage, the forced sale of the old house had brought only a few hundreds of dollars.
Among its last acts was the passage of a law, exempting homesteads and other property from forced sale in certain cases.
Goods could therefore wait for a purchaser, instead of going—if not at once in demand—for what they would bring at a forced sale.
Years ago there was a forced sale; and ever since Justin O'Reilly was a boy he has wanted to buy the house back.
The forced sale of its chief ornament, a bust of Faustina, is said to have broken his heart.
The salesman figuratively washed his hands of them both; he could already foresee a forced sale at a calamitous sacrifice.
And as he neared his forties he believed that he could sell what he had at forced sale for many millions.
Land, at forced sale, notoriously often brings prices which do not correctly express its value.
Let him try and sell it at a forced sale, and see what he'll get.
Where goods are sold at forced sale or sacrifice, it is equivalent to a contract loan at a high rate of interest.