have recourse

See: resort
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At the same time that he refused the colonel's demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
They are compelled, therefore, to have recourse to those houses whose history contains moving incidents like these.
This must not be," I thought I heard him say: "either he must listen to reason, or I must have recourse to the last resource of civilization.
The weaker States or confederacies would first have recourse to them, to put themselves upon an equality with their more potent neighbors.
Indeed, it seems that in defining contraries of every kind men have recourse to a spatial metaphor, for they say that those things are contraries which, within the same class, are separated by the greatest possible distance.
Oubliettes are employed as a means of kingly vengeance, and a low-born fellow such as he is would not have recourse to them.
As the history of his chair had exhausted all his facts, Grandfather determined to have recourse to fable.
A few folds of yellow tappa tucked about my waist, descended to my feet in the style of a lady's petticoat, only I did not have recourse to those voluminous paddings in the rear with which our gentle dames are in the habit of augmenting the sublime rotundity of their figures.
They had to have recourse to the sure, never-failing topic--gossip.
I say,' resumed the secretary, in a slow, impressive way; 'we can't tell what may come to pass; and if we should be obliged, against our wills, to have recourse to violence, my lord (who has suffered terribly to-day, as far as words can go) consigns to you two--bearing in mind my recommendation of you both, as good staunch men, beyond all doubt and suspicion--the pleasant task of punishing this Haredale.
She must reach Wilhelmstal at once and she was determined to do so even if she must have recourse to her pistol.