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resort to something

to turn to something that is not the first choice. I hope they don't resort to a lawsuit to accomplish their goals. She will resort to anything to get her way.
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resort to

v.
To adopt some less desirable course of action due to difficult circumstances; have recourse to something: When the electricity went out, we resorted to heating water in the fireplace.
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References in classic literature ?
In short, justifying the means by the end, we are, as a last resource for tearing them asunder, to resort to treachery and--and lying,' said Mr Haredale.
The colonel had to resort to all kinds of stratagems to keep his slaves out of the garden.
But the fact is, that we already hear it whispered in the private circles of those who oppose the new Constitution, that the thirteen States are of too great extent for any general system, and that we must of necessity resort to separate confederacies of distinct portions of the whole.
That we may form a juster estimate with regard to this interesting subject, let us resort to the actual dimensions of the Union.
Knowing that Englishmen governed by a fixed idea sometimes resort to the desperate expedient of suicide, Passepartout kept a narrow watch upon his master, though he carefully concealed the appearance of so doing.
As the days wore on, his utter carelessness of any considera- tion so intensified our distress and danger that I had, much as I loathed doing it, to resort to threats, and at last to blows.
We are thrilled to add the Lido Beach Resort to our collection of spectacular hotels and resorts," said Andy Berger, vice president of operations for Ocean Properties, Ltd.
The same team who redeveloped the Arizona Biltmore has begun plans for the renovation of the 164-acre Pointe South Mountain Resort including the refurbishment of the guest suites, a new grand entry, an expanded Oasis water park, an additional restaurant, extensive landscaping and other amenities to bring the resort to a position equaling the new resorts built in the Valley in the last few years," said Crow.
Construction plans call for the conversion of 186 hotel rooms in seven buildings in the hillside section of the resort to become vacation ownership villas.
As of today, the Company has not been able to return to the Seaside Resort to assess the damage, if any, that was sustained at that location.
LOWE ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DESTINATION RESORT AND RESORT HOMES; LUXURY DESTINATION RESORT TO PROVIDE FIRST ACCESS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SEASIDE TOWN OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES FOR DISCRIMINATING VACATIONERS AND RESORT HOME OWNERS
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