Abschied nehmen mit Gewalt (Bedeutung)
In the Volkslied (c. 1800) "Morgen will mein Schatz verreisen" there's the line "Abschied nehmen mit Gewalt". I can't find any similar use of "mit Gewalt", and I'm not quite sure exactly what it means. Does it mean he's compelled to leave (i.e. it's his military duty), or he's got to go off armed, ready to use force, or that he's got force himself to leave, tear himself away?
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