with the greater force

See: a fortiori
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Godfrey knew all this, and felt it with the greater force because he had constantly suffered annoyance from witnessing his father's sudden fits of unrelentingness, for which his own habitual irresolution deprived him of all sympathy.
Nothing occurred to my thought to contradict any of these conclusions, and therefore it rested upon me with the greater force, that it must needs be that God had appointed all this to befall me; that I was brought into this miserable circumstance by His direction, He having the sole power, not of me only, but of everything that happened in the world.
The diplomat suggested that at present, "the scenario of a gross provocation and subsequent strikes (on Syria) was very likely." On August 23, Bolton reportedly told Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev that the US is prepared to respond with the greater force in Syria than the last time.