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They have been and are the chief criminals, and no camouflage to which they may resort will save them.

When a people really means to do something, it must resort to democracy.

To do this they have to resort to schemes which hide their identity.

When confirmed diseases occur, the only safe course is to resort to the most skilful medical assistance that can be obtained.

I would suggest your going to some resort, either in the mountains or at the seashore.

Those behind it were awake to the possibilities of the Cape as a summer resort.

If I become vexed with my work, or anything else, that is my resort at once.

And this was not the first time she had had to resort to the same dangerous narcotic.

They resort to every stratagem which a vile and savage spirit could inspire.

He again turned his attention to the scene within the resort, as did the two men with him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance," from Old French resort "resource, a help, an aid, a remedy," back-formation from resortir "to resort," literally "to go out again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sortir "go out" (see sortie). Meaning "place people go for recreation" is first recorded 1754. Phrase in the last resort (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.

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