deadly force

Definition of "deadly force"
  1. A level of force that has a high possibility of leading to death or causing severe physical harm
How to use "deadly force" in a sentence
  1. The police officer was scrutinized for his use of deadly force during the arrest.
  2. In self-defense, she used deadly force to protect herself and her children.
  3. A dispute in a public place escalated quickly, resulting in one party resorting to deadly force.

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