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the Force

An unseen, mystical power used to accomplish something. The term originated in the Star Wars films. Often used humorously. The final essay question of the exam was on the only chapter I didn't study, so I really had to use the Force to pull an answer out of the air. A: "This is going to be one of the toughest matches I've competed in all year." B: "Good luck, and may the Force be with you."
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The Force

n. duct (duck) tape. She used The Force to hold it all together.
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According to this law: The greater the force Shaun t exerts on his skateboard, --.
This component does not apply if the force transducer being calibrated incorporates an indicating instrument that is part of the calibrated device.
10) The evaluation of whether the officer can receive qualified immunity constitutes a separate and distinct analysis from the initial determination of whether the force used was constitutional.
It is the size of the force that could have been initially sent into Iraq, not the number that could have realistically been sustained there.
Using the Force Package concept helped traffic flow smoothly on the port and streamlined vessel loading.
Support for systemic reform will be focused on those reforms required to meet the force development objectives.
Air Force officials released a statement that the focus of budget planning is on what they call shaping, not shrinking, the force.
The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding that the force applied by jail officials to restrain the inmate did not violate his rights.
According to Hooke's Law, the force or stress is proportional to the strain, or:
Last year, several physicists suggested these apparently conflicting results might prove consistent--if the source for the force differs from that originally proposed (SN: 10/3/87, p.
As with the force shaping board, the AFPC Web site is the prime resource for information on VSP.
25, 1941, the secretaries of the Army and the Navy had submitted to the President their staff estimates of the force that they thought would be required to defeat the enemy.
The Green Berets' apparent ability to do everything--from improvising a 21st century cavalry charge to gathering intelligence inside Iraq--has made them the force of choice for the Pentagon.
Although some specialized research instruments are displacement controlled (for example, the inter-facial force microscope [35]), most indentation systems are force-driven devices, such that the force history is most easily controlled with displacement control achieved using signal feedback.