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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESORTED

Finding his struggles useless, he resorted to expostulation.

He resorted to familiar artifices for entangling one questioned.

Even falsehood has been resorted to in order to separate us!

You will listen at night whether our garden is not resorted to by cats.

As it was too small for his naked eyes, he resorted to the binoculars once more.

So I resorted to you to facilitate my introduction to the market.

It was a practice often resorted to by the persons entrusted with a mission to the enemy.

The vilest means were often resorted to by these sheets to obtain their end.

Unable to rend the tough fabric, it resorted to another method.

There is no extravagance which has not been resorted to by the authors of those biographies.

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.

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