last resort


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an expedient adopted only in desperation

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I might count upon her in the last resort, but for the present she was visibly alarmed.
So you were ordered to hand me the note only in the last resort, and if you could not otherwise appease me?
At all events, time flew; and, as a last resort they sent for Trippetta and Hop-Frog.
I mean," he explained to Maud with his indulgent manner, "his appearance of knowing what he has got hold of, for that, in the last resort, is his happiness.
As a last resort, Mors Kajak, her father, and Tardos Mors, her grandfather, took command of two mighty expeditions, and a month ago sailed away to explore every inch of ground in the northern hemisphere of Barsoom.
RMT says that those actions have 'compounded the shambles' concerning the ECML - leaving Mr Grayling without the fall-back of a publicly-owned provider of last resort.
His conspiracies are out in the open, and the visit is the last resort of a failed leader," BJP leader Sambit Patra told ANI.
Bushfire Last Resort Refuge signage is being installed at 96 locations across the State, which could be used as a last resort in a bushfire when safer options have been exhausted.
Akel leader Andros Kyprianou said Thursday his name was on the table for the presidential elections, along with many others, but it should be the last resort, as the party was seeking someone who would enjoy wide approval by the electorate.
In an interview after the graduation ceremony, Police Inspector Carlos Narag from Tuguegarao City said as law enforcers, they are taught to fire shots in an encounter only as last resort.
Global Banking News-September 12, 2016--CBN to cease being lender of last resort
The Dallas Police Department defended its action saying that the bomb was "a last resort.
coli infection that is resistant to antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors sometimes use as a last resort when other antibiotics fail.
ISLAMABAD -- The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that shutdowns are the last resort for Hurriyet leadership to show resentment against highhandedness of the Indian authorities.