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the state or quality of being physically strong

effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

to force one's way into a place or situation

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Apollyon also entered heartily into the fun, and contrived to flirt the smoke and flame of the engine, or of his own breath, into their faces, and envelop them in an atmosphere of scalding steam.
The respectable Apollyon was now putting on the steam at a prodigious rate, anxious, perhaps, to get rid of the unpleasant reminiscences connected with the spot where he had so disastrously encountered Christian.
I was reminded of it, however, by the sight of the same pair of simple pilgrims at whom we had laughed so heartily when Apollyon puffed smoke and steam into their faces at the commencement of our journey.
Smooth-it-away, "for Apollyon is putting on the steam again.
After this Apollyon argued with Christian, trying to persuade him to give up his pilgrimage and return to his evil ways.
Then Apollyon straddled quite over the whole breadth of the Way and said, 'I am void of fear in this matter.
Then did Christian draw, for he saw it was time to bestir him, and Apollyon as fast made at him, throwing darts as thick as hail, by the which, notwithstanding all that Christian could do to avoid it, Apollyon wounded him in his head, his hand, and foot.
Then Apollyon espying his opportunity began to gather up close to Christian, and wrestling with him gave him a dreadful fall.
Maggie rose from her seat as she threw out this illusory prospect, devoutly hoping that Apollyon was gullible; but her hope sank when the old gypsy-woman said, "Stop a bit, stop a bit, little lady; we'll take you home, all safe, when we've done supper; you shall ride home, like a lady.