When you try to force an entire house full of furniture into a one-bedroom apartment, this is an example of a time when you try to shoehorn.
When you go to try on shoes and the salesman uses a plastic curved piece to help your heel slide more easily into the back of the shoe, this curved piece is an example of a shoehorn.
The usher shoehorned us into the back of the crowded theater.
I shoehorned his dozen burgeoning bags into the backseat of my tiny car, and off we went.
His staff want to shoehorn an extra stop into his already packed campaigning schedule.