force an entrance

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I am under the impression, sir," he said, " that I saw you with my glasses from the window attempting to force an entrance into that building.
The Parsee, now convinced that it was impossible to force an entrance to the temple, advanced no farther, but led his companions back again.
He mistook the house, and tried to force an entrance.
For this purpose I applied all the strength I possessed to force an entrance from the cramped spot in which I lay to the adjoining room.

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