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Synonyms for forceless

lacking force



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For example, Jurgen Habermas posits a discourse that aspires to be "public and inclusive, to grant equal communication rights for participants, to require sincerity and to diffuse any kind of force other than the forceless force of the better argument.
At the same time though, the 'simple' enumeration of thetical topics, without syllogistic language, is forceless enough to require that any sense of rational cogency be located more in a reader's personal memory and observation rather than within the text itself.
He offers a fine analysis of decelerated images of athletes as "celebrating profound moments of psycho-physical transformation and transcendence," but also depicts their limits: her shots are devoid of "the unpredictable, relational, flexible, and forceless force of playfulness" (61, 68).
3) Professor Martin argues that through the confluence of substantive and procedural law a plaintiff's evidence of pretext has become "hollow and forceless in evidentiary value.
If expulsion of urine was forceless and there was low back and knee soreness and limpness, 10 grams each of Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), Shu Di (cooked Radix Rehmanniae), and Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae) were added.