force of nature


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force of nature

1. Literally, the earth's powerful climatological phenomena, such as wind or rain, that humans cannot control. Often used in the plural. The idea is to harness the forces of nature to create alternative, renewable energy sources. In this part of the country, you're at greater risk from the forces of nature than any criminals or wild animals.
2. Someone or something with a huge and seemingly unstoppable amount of energy, influence, or force. The gold-medal cyclist is a force of nature to behold on the road, enduring conditions that would make the most stalwart athletes wilt. People are paying respects to the late senator, a political force of nature who shook up the entire landscape in Washington, D.C.
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the forces of ˈnature

the power of the wind, rain, etc., especially when it causes damage or harm: This is one of the few areas of the country where the forces of nature are in control, which is why people don’t live here.
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