Examples from the Web for forcible
Conservatives have already opined that the accusations are not of what Paul Ryan might call “forcible rape.”
Conservative advocates of limiting convictions to cases of “forcible rape” often rely on “traditional values.”
And then he was charged not with forcible rape, but with having sex with a prisoner and then aiding her escape.
A former Ebola patient calls the forcible isolation of returning health-care workers from West Africa a ‘police state approach.’
Many universities have vague—and often overly narrow—conceptions of “forcible sexual offenses.”
It is not a mere sprinkling that will do; it requires a forcible dashing to and fro, and that often repeated, to be effectual.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
But as the essential idea of the Psalmist is preserved in the common version, I employ it as peculiarly illustrative and forcible.The Crown of Thorns|E. H. Chapin
Brotherly love and charity were as often and as forcible in their mouths as real humanity was wanting in their hearts.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
He was graceful in delivery, persuasive in manner, and forcible in argument.
He seemed clever rather than forcible, and presented a pathetic figure as of one who had gained no foothold on success.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
British Dictionary definitions for forcible
Word Origin and History for forcible
early 15c., from Middle French forcible, from Old French forcier (see force (n.)). Related: Forcibly.