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recourse
used in Anna Karenina

3 uses
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Definition
a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn't work
  • They had to have recourse to the sure, never-failing topic—gossip.
    Part Two (14% in)
  • 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.
    Part Three (9% in)
  • 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.
    Part Eight (16% in)

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