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The young gentleman had recourse as a pis aller to his mamma.

Yet he is largely a pis aller for the would-be reader of Cassius Dio.

Orthodox Socialism is still a case of the "lesser evil," what the French call a pis aller.

He endeavored to soothe him, but in vain; and as a pis aller, told the man of sole to 'go to the devil!'

This I suppose the pis aller of their affairs, while their probable event is a peaceable settlement of them.

Often a rook will make for a rather distant plantation, with a nearer shelter of an inferior kind in view as a pis aller.

If conscience must reign supreme, all government is a pis aller, and in anarchy the true millennium must be found.

But don't you see, if it is said that she was obliged to leave Milan, it puts us in the position of a pis aller!

It would be time enough to give in, and make the best of a pis aller , when he was forced to do so.

My poor fellow went off in a fit, last week, and I took that Irishman as a pis aller.

WORD ORIGIN

"last resource, what one would do at the worst," 1670s, French, literally "to go worse," from pis "worse," from Latin peius, neuter of peior "worse" (see pejorative) + aller "to go."

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