Perforce vs Excrement - What's the difference?
As an adverb perforce
is (archaic) by force.
As a verb perforce
is (obsolete) to force; to compel.
As a noun excrement is
excrement (animal solid waste).
(archaic) By force.
* 1593 — , Act iii, scene 1 (First Folio)
* 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
- If ?he denie, Lord Hastings goe with him,
And from her iealous Armes pluck him perforce .
- For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother
- Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
- Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require
- My dukedom of thee, which, perforce , I know
* 1813 — , Pride and Prejudice , ch. 17
- Thou must restore.
* , Episode 16
- Mr. Wickham's happiness and her own were perforce delayed a little longer, and Mr. Collins's proposal accepted with as good a grace as she could..
* 2006 — Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait , 3rd ed., page 239
- So, bevelling around by Mullett's and the Signal House which they shortly reached, they proceeded perforce in the direction of Amiens street railway terminus
- Adult immigrants must perforce learn some English, and their children are likely to become English monolinguals.
(obsolete) To force; to compel.
From (etyl) .
(archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
*, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.97:
Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
- A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
* See also
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.