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If you’re not reasonable, my only recourse will be to sue you.
  a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn’t work
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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.
  • have recourse to the courts
  • his only recourse was the police

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  • She asked about whether the strikers had any legal recourse if the company violated the terms of the strike agreement.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Alexander, I have gone my whole life without ever taking recourse to this path, save once, when I learned my lesson.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • What recourse does she have?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And yet I had no other, further plan; there was no good recourse from her required duties to the camp, there was no actual reprieve I was offering her.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "Now, my dears," the words continued, "I shall of course have no need of recourse to violence, but I thought perhaps it would save you pain if I showed you at once that it would do you no good to try to oppose me.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Since it is rather inconsequential whether a public school teacher agrees with a dictum passed down from his superintendent or not, my only recourse is to answer you without regard to our positions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • I was hardly the first person to have recourse to the sortes Virgilianae in time of confusion or trouble.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I know now that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • We die in our hundreds, unthanked, unmourned but by our own kind, and without recourse to the Angel who created us.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The seeming anger of the Heavens made me have recourse to my Bible.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • If this fail, I shall have recourse to other methods.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Now, laid open, she had no recourse but to hurry along the tunnel of her anger, headlong.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The decision to speak to Dr. Robert Stadler had been her last recourse.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He had recourse to his pipe that evening to help him study it out, much to Marilla’s disgust.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Interrupting the dialogue by this abrupt transition, the scout had instant recourse to the fragments of food which had escaped the voracity of the Hurons.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It’s our word against hers In a human world,I reminded her, almost sad that I didn’t have access to that sort of recourse.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • If we are still a few points off, so to speak, I am glad to say that recourse may be had to the later Greek geographer, Strabo.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Franz and Albert were like men who, to drive away a violent sorrow, have recourse to wine, and who, as they drink and become intoxicated, feel a thick veil drawn between the past and the present.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • So he had recourse to the usual means of gaining time for such cases made and provided; he said "ahem," and coughed several times, took out his pocket-handkerchief, and began to wipe his glasses.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • At the same time that he refused the colonel’s demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Marfa Petrovna is dead, have you heard?" she began having recourse to her leading item of conversation.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • One recourse: Can’t go back.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Then, as they had been accustomed to do, they had recourse to M. de Treville, who made some advances on their pay; but these advances could not go far with three Musketeers who were already much in arrears and a Guardsman who as yet had no pay at all.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • She had recourse to the expedient of children who live in a constant state of fear.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In calculating the addenda of bills she frequently had recourse to digital aid.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They had to have recourse to the sure, never-failing topic—gossip.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He knows almost to the second when he should begin to hear it, without recourse to watch or clock.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Individuals could thus also ask philosophical questions without recourse to ancient myths.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • His one recourse, then, was to trust in the ancient animal wisdom of his flesh, which told him tomove .
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The one recourse left him was to doze when a place offered and he could get the money to occupy it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • "—Then having recourse to her workbasket, in excuse for leaning down her face, and concealing all the exquisite feelings of delight and entertainment which she knew she must be expressing, she added, "Well, now tell me every thing; make this intelligible to me.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Our higher officials are fond as a rule of nonplussing their subordinates; the methods to which they have recourse to attain that end are rather various.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The cuadrillero on this let go Don Quixote’s beard, and went out to look for a light to search for and apprehend the culprits; but not finding one, as the innkeeper had purposely extinguished the lantern on retreating to his room, he was compelled to have recourse to the hearth, where after much time and trouble he lit another lamp.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It was evident, from Mr. Trotter’s flushed countenance and defective intonation, that he, too, had had recourse to vinous stimulus.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Only, since of course I couldn’t go back outside"not if I didn’t want Teen People to get a nice close-up of me crying"my only recourse was to walk out into the girls’ room.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Ay, but the doors be lock’d and keys kept safe, That no man hath recourse to her by night.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Besides this, the country is not pillaged by your officials; the subjects are satisfied by prompt recourse to the prince; thus, wishing to be good, they have more cause to love him, and wishing to be otherwise, to fear him.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, and curl of your hair to be described in all their diversities, without having constant recourse to a journal?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • He next had recourse to the administration of potent restoratives, such as screwing the patient’s thumbs, smiting her hands, abundantly watering her face, and inserting salt in her mouth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • When he became aware of his first bouts of forgetfulness, he had recourse to a tactic he had heard about from one of his teachers at the Medical School: "The man who has no memory makes one out of paper."
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It was unfortunate that he had to strike Adams, but there was no recourse.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I hated to lie to them, but with Moody looming over me, I had no recourse.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Many of these natures are wholly incapable of ever having recourse to real suicide, because they have a profound consciousness of the sin of doing so.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Now if you’re a modernist poet and therefore given to irony (notice that I’ve not yet alluded to modernism without having recourse to irony?), you might stand that association on its head and begin your poem with a line like "April is the cruellest month," which is exactly what T. S. Eliot does in The Waste Land.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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