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resort

verb administer, adopt, apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, call forth, employ, enlist, exercise, fall back upon, have recourse, look to, make use of, practice, press into service, put to use, try, turn to for help, turn to for support, use, utilize
See also: contrivance, device, expedient, refuge, resource, stopgap

RESORT. The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme court of the United States is a court of the last resort.

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I fear," answered Flambeau, "a pleasure resort to which few people just now have the pleasure of resorting.
But before we attend him on this expedition, we shall resort awhile to Mr Western's, and see what further happened to the charming Sophia.
The few ladies who resort to them, sit, as of right, in the front rows of the boxes.
In short, justifying the means by the end, we are, as a last resource for tearing them asunder, to resort to treachery and--and lying,' said Mr Haredale.
There was no vestige of human habitation, or sign of man's resort, to bear the name; but there was the same noble country, the same broad expanse of hill and dale, the same beautiful channel stealing on, far away, the same lofty mountains which, like the troubles of life, viewed at a distance, and partially obscured by the bright mist of its morning, lose their ruggedness and asperity, and seem all ease and softness.
Taking a page from Victor Turner and other historians of leisure, Sterngass depicts the three resorts as "liminal places, laboratories in which visitors could experiment with new or different ideas about the value of the work ethic, the significance of luxury in a democratic republic, the proper roles of men and women, and the relationship between community and privacy" (4).
ACAPULCO, Mexico, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Westin Hotels & Resorts and Bancomer of Mexico announced today that Westin has been selected to manage three luxury resorts located in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, according to Westin.
PARK CITY, Utah -- American Skiing Company (OTCBB:AESK) announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Killington and Pico resorts in Vermont to SP Land Company, LLC, a major area landowner, for $83.
The British Seaside: Holidays and Resorts in the Twentieth Century.
Booth Creek Completes Sale-Leaseback of Four Resorts with CNL Income Properties, Inc.
Over the past year, many of the resorts along the 23-mile beach have been renovated to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Resort is consistently ranked among the top golf resorts in the country by leading golf and travel publications including Conde Nast Traveler and Golf Magazine.