resort to arms

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Many of the Tahitians were at first disposed to resort to arms, and drive the invaders from their shores; but more pacific and feebler counsels ultimately prevailed.
It is useless to waste words, and we cannot resort to arms, for you have us entirely in your power.
Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb said the important lesson the Lebanese should learn from the Civil War is never to resort to arms to resolve their political differences.
Sheik Abdusselam Barzani was co-founder of first Kurdistan political organisation "Irshad" that advocated independence in 1912 and was first one to resort to arms [i] -- for which Ottoman Turks hanged him in September 1914 in Mosul.
Despite this, a stronger HDP may actually contribute to the solution of the PKK problem in Turkey because if there is a pro-Kurdish political party in Parliament, the armed branch of the Kurdish movement will lose its excuse to resort to arms in order to make its aspirations be heard.
Al-Bashir warns rebel groups against insistence to resort to arms to resolve outstanding issues.
While hundreds of young members of the Muslim Brotherhood struggle to self restrain and hold back their reactions while seeing their own friends and relatives languish behind bars in military jails and receive harsh death and life prison sentences, these young men are coming under enormous pressure from their peers inside armed groups such as ISIS and others who urge them to resort to arms.
In Wales, as in all combatant nations, the voices of dissent were drowned by a chorus supportive of the decision to resort to arms.
President Hadi has consistently maintained that no legitimate group need resort to arms because the new Yemeni state allows all Yemenis to achieve their goals through a peaceful political process.
The leaders of these tribes handed over a written commitment to the president Omer Al-Bashir where they pledge to not resort to arms and resolve their differences peacefully.
Unlike in previous programmes, the text does not explicitly confer on Hezbollah a role of resisting Israel but still acknowledges the right to resort to arms outside the authority of the state.
Moreover this rebellion was not the first resort to arms during this revolutionary period: there had already been two wars in Britain by this point and there had moreover been something of a political rebellion in the Dublin Parliament a year earlier.