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by brute strength

By sheer force or physical strength. I couldn't get my car out of the mud until my brothers came along and moved it by brute strength.
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by brute strength

by great muscular strength. The men moved the heavy door by brute strength.
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brute force

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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et tu, Brute?

(pronounced “Bru-TAY”) An expression of feeling betrayed. Marcus Brutus was one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar, formerly his great friend. Shakespeare's drama has Caesar's dying words the Latin for “and you, Brutus?” meaning “and you too” and uttered with tragic resignation as the Roman emperor recognized Brutus as one of his assassins.
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With God's benevolence and your efforts and sacrifices, you and the police will restore security and use all brute force, all brute force," he said.
Another way how the ModSecurity increases the security of the web hosting service is a brute attack protection.
Thepundits t houghtthem foregoneconclusions,ignoringclassin favour of brute force, but the 'brutes' failed to stay the distance and were mentallydestroyed.
In a just world, thugs like you can never rise above where you are Sometimes, you hear of an uncouth brute who does rise above himself, and even goes on to lead a nation of people.
The Big Brute was chosen due to the ease of operation, its power, which enables the collection of large quantities of material over long distances and sheer strength and reliability which allows the Big Brute to be used in unforgiving environments repeatedly.
In this case, the effect of brute luck is not equally shared; instead, the saint bears the burden of all the (bad) brute luck.
LONDON band The Brute Chorus are heading for Leeds.
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Six out of 10 women would ask for help if they were having trouble moving a bolt but 40 per cent of men would tell them the best way to solve the problem is to use brute force.
But 40 per cent of men would tell them the best way to solve the problem is to apply a bit of brute force, according to Comma.
Six out of ten women say they would ask for help if they were having trouble moving a bolt but 40% of men would tell them the best way to solve the problem is to apply a bit of brute force, according to Comma.
This means that the Windows Vista password system, which would normally take months and months to crack using a brute force technique, could be cracked in a matter of days, thanks to the parallel processing capabilities of the nVidia graphics processor," said Calum Macleod, Cyber-Ark's European director.
In 1995's The Construction of Social Reality, influential philosopher John Searle argued that the social reality of the world, from the value of money to the purposes of institutions, is constituted by the collective imposition of function on brute fact, expressing this view in the formula X (brute fact) counts as Y (institutional fact) in C (context).
The sloth proves neither strifeful brute, nor sanguine, but sincere.
The resulting marriage of brute three and luxe interior demands a date with the autobahn--or, from the well-heeled gay Angeleno's point of view, a lightning weekend run to Palm Springs.