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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of resort.


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  • Palin resorted to Jingoisim (if you dont know what that means look it up, sorry for the Elitist terms), Racisim, Nationalisim etc.

    A Shaved Butt for Obama?

  • Here was a smart, crackling drama that started out brilliantly, then as it moved along the cracks started to show (painfully unfunny show-within-a-show skits) until Aaron Sorkin resorted to putting his characters in awful, stock situations (Danny and Jordan stuck on the studio rooftop!).

    Boob Tubing :

  • Ken Mehlman, the head of the Republican National Committee, again resorted yesterday to gay-baiting Democrats for political gain.


  • Dan reports below that Justice Kennedy once again resorted to foreign law to support the Court’s diktat that the Eighth Amendment now purportedly forbids life sentences for those 16 and younger who commit non-homicide felonies.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Life-Without-Parole Sentence for Under-18 Offender Unconstitutional, When the Crime Is Not Homicide

  • Those practices, in turn, to use the obscure word resorted to by the Administration, somehow "migrated" to U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as if no human hand had been involved in the dissemination.

    Kennedy's right: No on Gonzales...

  • Hair rising accounts of bright ideas of turning the Rock Citadel into a Disney style theme park have thankfully been quashed, (for now anyway) and citizens mercifully have had to stop writing on the mirror wall, an old form of self expression resorted to in a time before internet blogging … so the Rock Citadel will have more time.


  • She arrayed herself in her mistress's clothes, lighted a great fire in the room that Madame Delmare occupied at Lagny, decorated the mantel with the loveliest flowers she could find in the greenhouse, prepared a collation of fruit and choice wines, in a word resorted to all the dainty devices of the boudoir, of which she had never thought before; and when she looked at herself in a great mirror, she did herself no more than justice in deciding that she was fairer than the flowers with which she had sought to embellish her charms.


  • Algonquins, and Nascapis, but even such as resorted to the trading-posts of Abbittibbi, Albany, and Moose Factory, on Hudson

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • After his removal to Angus he continued the exercise of his ministry, preaching daily unto such as resorted to him, with much success, and an intimate communion with God, until a few days before his death.

    Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies

  • You-you" Bereft of words, the sword resorted to another flood of images.

    Fiddler Fair


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