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Definition of Recourse

Recourse

  1. A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence.
  2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort.
  3. Access; admittance.
  4. To return; to recur.
  5. To have recourse; to resort.

Recourse Quotations

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
Octavio Paz

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Baltasar Gracian

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Samuel Johnson

Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
Thomas Aquinas

To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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Recourse Translations

recourse in French is recours
recourse in Italian is regresso
recourse in Spanish is recurso, regreso
recourse in Swedish is tillflykt
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