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last resort

adjective as in last-ditch

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Example Sentences

Three women said they had severe acne and the doctors tried birth control pills as a last resort.

“The news media is—now more than ever before—the court of last resort,” continues Sussman.

I am in favor of trying and trying the diplomatic route, which we seem to approach as a last resort, not a first one.

Such a measure,” says the Russian president, “would certainly be the very last resort.

The thought of pulling a gun and firing ceases to be the very last resort.

Words and phrases from a foreign language should be used only as a last resort.

It was not difficult to push her to her last resort—namely, crying silently behind her apron.

We took from it a few cocoa-nuts, and, as our last resort, all took refuge in the boat.

Still, since I had come hither as a last resort, it would do no good for me to go back unsuccessful.

As a last resort he could blow out his brains and have it ended.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to last-resort, such as: do-or-die, frantic, last gasp, desperate, eleventh hour, and final.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.