brute force

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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]
See also: brute, force
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De Guiche, who had been looking among the different boats for one stronger than the others, which might offer a chance of reaching the English vessels, perceiving the pilot-boat getting ready to start, said to Raoul: "Do you not think, Raoul, that intelligent and vigorous men, as we are, ought to be ashamed to retreat before the brute strength of wind and waves?
White Fang was glad to acknowledge his lordship, but it was a lordship based upon superior intelligence and brute strength.
No amount of scolding or cuffing would suffice to make him release me, and I was entirely at the mercy of his brute strength unless I cared to use my dagger upon him with my left hand; but, mad or no, I had not the heart to run the sharp blade into that faithful body.
When something thwarted him, his sole idea was to overcome it by brute strength and ferocity, and so now when he found his way blocked, he tore angrily into the leafy screen and an instant later found himself within a strange lair, his progress effectually blocked, notwithstanding his most violent efforts to forge ahead.
Sectionals suggest he should lead-up neighbour Mustang Saturn (disappointing latest), and, although Colligan Dream, Nikray Ebony, and, to some extent, Milton Street, can finish with brute strength, the game black trained by Seamus Cahill (pictured) might hold on.
Wenger watched in awe as Rooney scored a 25-yard winner against Arsenal in October of 2002 when a podgy 16-year-old and has never forgotten the boy's brute strength and natural ability.
It's not just brute strength,'' said Bremler, who was named overall strongest person at the meet.
Frank Bruno's brute strength endeared him to his audience early, providing a selling point that perhaps his talent did not at first merit.
Surrey captain Hollioake pulverised the Sussex attack for an unbeaten 117, his brute strength bringing him five sixes and 11 fours from just 59 balls.
He claims: "We've shown this season that when it comes to the brute strength and brawn, we can take care of ourselves.
His brute strength would frighten a lot of Premiership defenders.
In addition to honing their brute strength and increasing their numbers, tribes must utilize strategic planning skills to satiate their ever-expanding need for resources.
He said: "We had to use everything possible - jemmies, special lifting gear and brute strength.
PALMDALE - Steve Frehn is a scholar who stands out in a sport known for brute strength and agility.
Half-Giants -- Half-Giants possess a brute strength matched