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recourse
used in Northanger Abbey

2 uses
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Definition
a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn't work
  • 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?
    Chapter 3 (44% in)
  • Thorpe then said something in the loud, incoherent way to which he had often recourse, about its being a d—thing to be miserly; and that if people who rolled in money could not afford things, he did not know who could, which Catherine did not even endeavour to understand.
    Chapter 11 (80% in)

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