by brute strength

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.
See also: brute, strength

by brute strength

by great muscular strength. The men moved the heavy door by brute strength.
See also: brute, strength
References in classic literature ?
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.
Both of England's wins in the knockout stages have come by narrow margins, and expect the ultimate fate of the webb Ellis Trophy to be decided by brute strength.
What he has achieved by brute strength, dedication and sheer ability sets him head and shoulders above any other contender.
The conflicts are resolved, but by brute strength, and in a way that's terribly injurious to the losers--all because we can't talk about them openly.