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brute force

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Idioms and Phrases

Also, brute strength . Savage violence, unreasoning strength, as in We hope that reason will triumph over brute force . Although this expression is also used literally to mean exceptional physical power, the figurative sense reflects the origin for brute , which comes from Latin brutus , for “heavy, stupid, unreasoning.” [First half of 1700s]

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They knew that as much as they tried to make up for it with brute force, their cultural power was nil.

Police ignored this advice and instead used brute force to remove Saylor.

And on Game of Thrones, it's never wise to bet on good intentions over brute force.

To the Americans, however, the invasion was “not to ratify a victory already won; it was to seize that victory by brute force.”

Shafik has vowed that he will use “executions and brute force” to suppress protestors if elected president in the June 16 runoff.

He has become by brute force of circumstances a sort of collectivist, puzzled only as to how much of a collectivist to be.

Sometimes a dozen of them would clamp their peavies on either side, and by sheer brute force carry the stick to deep water.

And yet that cow ripped through that fence by brute force and didn't get a scratch that was visible to the naked eye.

His whole soul was possessed by the passion to protest on to the end against the triumph of brute force.

It was inevitable that Carver should undervalue moral suasion; a military man, he recognized only the arbitrament of brute force.


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