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Anna Karenina
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recourse
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Anna Karenina
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  • They had to have recourse to the sure, never-failing topic—gossip.
  • Once in a previous year he had gone to look at the mowing, and being made very angry by the bailiff he had recourse to his favorite means for regaining his temper,— he took a scythe from a peasant and began mowing.
  • He knew what makes a soldier, and judging by the appearance and the talk of those persons, by the swagger with which they had recourse to the bottle on the journey, he considered them poor soldiers.

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  • If you’re not reasonable, my only recourse will be to sue you.
  • If you sign that contract and are unhappy with the car, you will have no recourse but to make the payments.

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