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recourse
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn't work
  • In calculating the addenda of bills she frequently had recourse to digital aid.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (30% in)
  • ...reason the borough surveyor and waterworks engineer, Mr Spencer Harty, C. E., on the instructions of the waterworks committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other than those of consumption (envisaging the possibility of recourse being had to the impotable water of the Grand and Royal canals as in 1893) particularly as the South Dublin Guardians, notwithstanding their ration of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied through a 6 inch meter, had been convicted of a...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (8% in)

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