Here the main force
of the current was flung back toward the south shore, and the result of our paddling was that we crossed the current where it was swiftest and narrowest.
Mother and I were horrified, and declared that main force
should not remove us from the hotel.
For the conduct of the war: at the first, men rested extremely upon number: they did put the wars likewise upon main force
and valor; pointing days for pitched fields, and so trying it out upon an even match and they were more ignorant in ranging and arraying their battles.
Nor was it merely the stranger who noticed this, because there was a native organization in Coketown itself, whose members were to be heard of in the House of Commons every session, indignantly petitioning for acts of parliament that should make these people religious by main force
. Then came the Teetotal Society, who complained that these same people would get drunk, and showed in tabular statements that they did get drunk, and proved at tea parties that no inducement, human or Divine (except a medal), would induce them to forego their custom of getting drunk.
"If I hold you by main force
," she said, "you shall stop and hear me.
At length, obliged to beat a retreat before superior numbers, they formed an intrenchment behind the large table, which they raised by main force
; whilst the two others, arming themselves each with a trestle, and using it like a great sledge-hammer, knocked down at a blow eight sailors upon whose heads they had brought their monstrous catapult in play.
In sooth, the last part of the nursing depended more upon strength than skill; for it consisted chiefly of holding down the patient, by main force
, to his cot.
The first man they laid hold of was an English seaman, a stout, strong fellow, who having a musket in his hand, never offered to fire it, but laid it down in the boat, like a fool, as I thought; but he understood his business better than I could teach him, for he grappled the Pagan, and dragged him by main force
out of their boat into ours, where, taking him by the ears, he beat his head so against the boat's gunnel that the fellow died in his hands.
I turned it toward me, with my own hands, by main force
Mr Willet, in his frenzy, was so near keeping his word to the very letter (Solomon Daisy's eyes already beginning to roll in an alarming manner, and certain guttural sounds, as of a choking man, to issue from his throat), that the two bystanders, recovering in some degree, plucked him off his victim by main force
, and placed the little clerk of Chigwell in a chair.
He completed her affliction by putting a five-dollar bill into her pocket by main force
, looking both indignant and resolute as he said
And truly, they were as sturdy and bluff a pair of boots as one would wish to see; as firmly planted on the ground as if their owner's legs and feet had been in them; and seeming, with their broad soles and blunt toes, to hold possession of their place by main force