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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unforced not resulting from undue effort; not forced "a voice with a pleasingly unforced quality","his playing is facile and unstrained"
    • adj unforced not brought about by coercion or force "the confession was uncoerced"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unforced Not forced, in any sense of that word.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unforced un-fōrst′ not forced
    • ***


In literature:

On Farfrae's side it was the unforced passion of youth.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
His unforced geniality made Trent ashamed, for he had liked the man.
"Trent's Last Case" by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
There was a touch of dignity in his unforced anger.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
It was an unforced tear that came to his eye.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
By a set of quite natural, unforced incidents Fate had achieved the amazing.
"The Lilac Girl" by Ralph Henry Barbour
It reminds one of the most forced passages of Artemas Ward's generally fresh and unforced humor.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875" by Various
Her spirits were high, but unforced.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
Indeed the chief charm of the piece is the genuine and unforced merriment which pervades it.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Such unforced ornateness is rarely met in the domain of amateur poetry.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Nothing is unforced and spontaneous.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The writer's hints of the character of what is to come must be unforced and natural, but they must be effective.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
The bars are unbroken, the locks are unforced.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
Only an extraordinary personal power and an unflinching strength of will had kept them unforced.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
They show, for example, that his extraordinary exuberances were unforced, leaping by natural impulse from an overcharged source.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
But, in order that there may be any hope of this, it is very requisite that the course of the verse should be natural and unforced.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
It all seemed natural and unforced, the sudden intercourse as familiar and effortless as though they had known one another always.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
Tears unforc'd true sorrow draws: Gellia weeps for mere applause.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
Thus it happens that, artificial as is the form of his verse, the underlying thought seems to be natural and unforced.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
As I look back upon it, Calvin's life seems to me a fortunate one, for it was natural and unforced.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
This kindness was not hypocrisy, but simple, unforced good nature.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest

In poetry:

When Nature spake no unknown tongue,
But language kindred to my thought,
Till everything She said, I sung,
In notes unforced, in words unsought.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
My Lord is large, my Lord is strong:
Giving, He gave: my me is mine.
How poor, how strange, how wrong,
To dream He wrote the little song
I made to Him with love's unforced design!
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier
Is like the earth's, unforced --
Or that they may, once a year
(Any dawn now), awaken
In church, not on the coffin boards
Of a back pew, or on furnace-room rags,
But on the steps of the altar
"Bums On Waking" by James Dickey

In news:

Rafael Nadal had 16 winners and 4 unforced errors in the second set after producing 11 winners and 11 unforced errors in the first.
Europe's Catalogue of Unforced Errors.
Teams better than the Buccaneers will make the Cowboys pay for unforced errors.
Unforced errors killing BYU's offense.
Unforced errors kill Carson High.
Coronado volleyball sweeps Abilene despite plethora of unforced errors.
(VIDEO) Democrat Paul Begala: Floor vote on Jerusalem and God was 'embarrassing' and 'an unforced error'.
Mardy Fish beats Gilles Simon in four sets, despite 75 unforced errors.
Charge Stewart with an unforced error.
Rick Perry's Serious Unforced Error.
Does " Unforced " Mean "Freely Chosen".
Claire McCaskill's unforced error (and why Democrats can't afford any more).
It's clear their friendship is genuine, the banter unforced.
And with desperation comes errors, forced and unforced.
Does "Unforced" Mean " Freely Chosen".

In science:

Thus for steady current flow, the voltage at each unforced node equals the weighted average of the voltages at the neighboring sites.
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
The number of attracting trajectories depends on many factors including the dynamics of the unforced system, the nature of the forcing F (t ), and the amplitude γ of the forcing.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Influence of the parameters γ and TU LC The two particular types of synchronization illustrated in Fig. 5(c) and 5(e) have been obtained for a fixed value of the amplitude γ of the external forcing and of the natural period of the unforced paleoclimatic system TU LC .
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
To understand this Figure, recall that the unforced oscillator (i.e., γ = 0) has a stable fixed point for |β | > 1 and a stable limit cycle for |β | < 1.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
For this, keep in mind (i) that the period of the unforced oscillation varies by almost a factor of two within the range 0 < |β | < 1, and (ii) that synchronization requires some relation between the period of the unforced oscillations and the forcing period.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
The right-hand side of this equation depends on a parameter µ and the unforced dynamics ˙x = fµ (x, 0) are assumed to exhibit a bifurcation when µ equals a critical value µ0 .
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
The probability distributions of transverse velocity derivatives from the ocean observations agree with the forced simulations, though they differ from unforced simulations reported elsewhere.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
Section IV briefly discusses pertinent differences between forced and unforced turbulence.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
This is yet another difference between forced and unforced turbulence.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
Overall, our study establishes a clear distinction between the gradient statistics of unforced (freely decaying) and forced (stationary) turbulence.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
In conclusion, we find that transverse velocity derivative pdfs from observed upper-ocean turbulence agree closely with forced two-dimensional simulations but differ from previously reported unforced turbulence.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
In this section, we consider the variation in the parameter of the Lotka Volterra model to be very rapid, i.e. the period Ω of the forcing in Eq(4.1), is much greater than the frequency of the unforced system.
Lotka-Volterra dynamics under periodic influence
The inviscid and unforced version of 3D NS-α was introduced in based on Hamilton’s variational principle subject to the incompressibility constraint div u = 0 (see also ).
Analysis of a General Family of Regularized Navier-Stokes and MHD Models
This result for the unforced critically dissipative QG was proved in [KNV] and a recent preprint of Kiselev and Nazarov [KN] shows that the result also holds for the equation augmented by a dispersion term.
Nonlinear Instability for the Critically Dissipative Quasi-Geostrophic Equation
The first term on the right hand side of (2.17) is recognized as the gravitational acceleration due to the metric field gµν, while the second term on the right hand side represents the dilatonic acceleration due to the scalar field, and therefore a deviation from pure, unforced, geodesic motion.
Dilatonic effects on a falling test mass in scalar-tensor theory