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He wasn't a forceful personality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is a colourful character with a forceful personality and extremely green fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a forceful personality and a great speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is a figure of physical stature and a ferociously forceful personality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had not lost his forceful personality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She still kept around her forceful reminders of all she had lost. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)The most forceful argument against compensation is that innocent taxpayers will end up footing the bill. Times, Sunday Times (2006)About how she thinks she would be a better actress if she were a more flexible and less forceful personality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They should be a forceful presence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Strong leadership is at the core, which comes naturally to such a forceful personality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is not a forceful personality, nor a fighter. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)It served as a forceful reminder that a man made himself contemptible if he let his wife exercise the power in their marriage. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)He was a forceful character, and a force of nature. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is a forceful presence, physically and in personality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it's the rational reasons that make the most forceful argument. The Sun (2008)People say he's a hard man and he does have a forceful personality when dealing with the team. The Sun (2010)She is a forceful and versatile presence, stamping out rapid rhythms or trailing long arms around her shapely frame. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These two are forceful characters. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)How forceful is this argument? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It is this kind of forceful and fearless character that intuitively knows how to play to make an audience's hair stand on end. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She has a razor-sharp mind and a forceful, determined personality. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: forceful ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as forceful, you approve of them because they express their opinions and wishes in a strong, emphatic, and confident way.
He was a man of forceful character, with considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
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