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pərˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrsper·force

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perforceadverb

    by necessity; by force of circumstance


  1. perforceverb

    To force; to compel.

  2. perforceadverb

    By force.

  3. perforceadverb


Webster Dictionary

  1. Perforceadverb

    by force; of necessary; at any rate

    Etymology: [F. par (L. per) + force.]

  2. Perforceverb

    to force; to compel

    Etymology: [F. par (L. per) + force.]


  1. Perforce

    Perforce is a commercial, proprietary revision control system developed by Perforce Software, Inc.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perforce

    per-fōrs′, adv. by force: of necessity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perforce in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perforce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of perforce in a Sentence

  1. Émile Durkheim:

    A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt. If it cannot discover the claims to existence of the objects of its questioning -- and it would be miraculous if it so soon succeeded in solving so many mysteries -- it will deny them all reality, the mere formulation of the problem already implying an inclination to negative solutions. But in so doing it will become void of all positive content and, finding nothing which offers it resistance, will launch itself perforce into the emptiness of inner revere.

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