force oneself

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The book flows so well that one has to force oneself to scrutinize the text pedantically to understand the astonishing erudition that went into it, the density of information, and how well it is all arranged.
Amid what Bruce exaggerated to be "mass hysteria" but which was at least significant pressure following defeats to Newcastle and Brighton in the past week, his team looked short of belief, that sense of empowerment required to force oneself on the opposition no matter the quality on either side.
If one tries to force oneself not to think about something, soon they'll be imagining about it.