What does the word forcible mean?

Usage examples for forcible

  1. His language, which could be forcible upon occasion, never met with any retort. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. If the temperature is right, germination begins by the forcible absorption of water by the seed from the surrounding soil. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  3. The bill was carried by his great strength in debate and by height of forcible argument. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge