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recourse
used in Atlas Shrugged

3 uses
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Definition
a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn't work
  • The decision to speak to Dr. Robert Stadler had been her last recourse.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (38% in)
  • Incredulously, he realized what it was that had been expected of him: he, the victim, chained, bound, gagged and left with no recourse save to bribery, had been expected to believe that the farce he had purchased was a process of law, that the edicts enslaving him had moral validity, that he was guilty of corrupting the integrity of the guardians of justice, and that the blame was his, not theirs.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (45% in)
  • Oh, you're not, are you?" snarled Pete, who had but one recourse when in doubt: his hand jerked to the gun on his hip.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (10% in)

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