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Definitions of resort

  1. have recourse to; " The government resorted to rationing meat"
  2. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; " He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
  3. a frequently visited place
  4. an area where many people go for recreation
  5. something or someone turned to for assistance or security; " his only recourse was the police"; " took refuge in lying"
  6. act of turning to for assistance; " have recourse to the courts"; " an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
  7. a hotel located in a resort area
  8. Active power or movement; spring.
  9. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
  10. To fall back; to revert.
  11. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
  12. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
  13. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
  14. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; - often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.
  15. Act of visiting a place frequently; a place much visited; as, a summer resort; that to which, or a person to whom, one applies for aid; as, charity is his final resort; act of going for aid, advantage, etc..
  16. To go often; to apply for aid or to gain an end; as, to resort to law.
  17. To go: to betake one's self: to have recourse: to apply.
  18. Act of resorting: a place much frequented: a haunt: resource.
  19. Act of resorting; place frequented; recourse.
  20. To go frequently; go; have recourse.
  21. To go frequently or habitually; repair.
  22. To have recourse.
  23. The act of frequenting a place; a place resorted to or frequented.
  24. A recourse; refuge.
  25. A betaking one's self; assembly; meeting; concourse; the place frequented. Dernier or last resort, ultimate means of relief; final tribunal.
  26. To have recourse; to betake; to repair.
  27. To repair or betake one's self to; to have recourse; to frequent.
  28. Act of resorting; a place much frequented; concourse; tribunal, as in the phrase last resort.
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Quotes of resort

  1. Repeating a grade needs to be the last resort not an automatic response to a child who is struggling to learn. – Roy Barnes
  2. Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort – Dennis Cardoza
  3. The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's "Nightline." – Alan Dershowitz
  4. When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. – J. William Fulbright
  5. I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. – Harold H. Greene
  6. Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation. – Henry Anatole Grunwald
  7. Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it. – King Hussein
  8. I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  9. Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort – P. J. O'Rourke
  10. We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort – John Perkins
  11. War should be the politics of last resort And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. – Colin Powell
  12. But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together. – Buddy Rich
  13. The Federal Government should be the last resort not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments. – Donald Rumsfeld

Usage examples for resort

  1. Its streets follow the Thames, or come and go from the shores so pleasantly, that there is a sense of the river in it everywhere; and though I suppose people do not now resort to the place so much by water as they used, one is quite free to do so if one likes. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  2. I did not wait to examine it, although I was very desirous of finding an harbour in those parts, to which I might resort next spring. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  3. When these fail, there is still the lodging- house as a last resort – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  4. He might make it his winter resort and come down there every year. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  5. I am going to try the last resort – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  6. I myself will not follow you, never will I resort to such extreme measures while I see hope in men. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  7. Members have been forced to resort to the hunger strike as a means of getting better food in many places. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  8. She contemplated a return to Chicago as a last resort but it was sad to feel that she wasn't wanted.... – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  9. He had no security of any sort to offer, and had only asked for the loan as a desperate last resort without the slightest expectation that he would get it. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  10. She would, as a last resort have challenged Dalton. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. The trawl can only be used with advantage on smooth ground; and, of course, a sandy bottom is preferred, not only from that being the usual resort of several valuable kinds of ground fish, but from the less danger there is on such a surface of tearing the net to pieces. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. " I have seen someone I did not expect to find in a resort of gentlemen," said Rotherby, his eyes ever on Mr. Caryll, who- engrossed in his game- was all unconscious of his lordship's advent. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. " Wilson's reasons for the above conditions are as follows: He believes that he can only resort to mediation provided that public opinion over here remains as favorable to us as it has been during the last few months. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  14. It deserves your best support, And to its rooms you often should resort – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  15. And, when I see that the case is serious, I resolve to resort to serious measures. – My Little Boy by Carl Ewald Commentator: Alexander Woollcott
  16. Nevertheless, a strike is a legitimate resort at last. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  17. Otherwise, why had Francine been sent to the mountain resort – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. I must get out of him the knowledge he possessed, if I had to resort to a sort of third degree. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  19. He would not leave the city for any fashionable resort and they well knew the reason. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. The original formula ignored credit, and ignored the possibility of resort to barter. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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