Word of the Day: Force

Force /fôrs/, noun:

1. strength or energy that has an effect on someone or something

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968

2. an influence (i.e., push or pull) that tends to produce a change in an object’s speed or direction of motion

Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and their end.” Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519

3. verb: to cause or bring about by strength or compulsion

Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future.” David Whyte, 1955

Picture submitted by PDG Robert Myers, Lake City Lions Club, Warsaw, IN.