Phrases with "resorted"

John Lewis Burckhard In such cases many little stratagems must be resorted to by the traveller, not to lose en­tirely the advantage of making memoranda on the spot. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Theodore Dreiser Again he resorted to the Bowery lodging-house, brooding over where to look. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Urged by imperative necessity in the first instance, they have resorted to London in search of employment, and the means of subsistence. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anne Bronte I have devised another scheme that might be resorted to in such a case; and if I could but obtain my brother’s consent and assistance, I should not doubt of its success. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Olaf Stapledon It was a means of transport to be resorted to only when his sports car was off the road. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

John Lewis Burckhard This is the coolest spot in Damer, and much resorted to by strangers to pass a few hours in sleep after the mid-day prayers. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Edmund Burke Whatever virtue may be in these devices, it is obvious that neither the patriotic gifts nor the patriotic contribution can ever be resorted to again. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

That they should promise to restore the will, to obtain which they had resorted to measures almost criminal in their severity, awoke in me the greatest astonishment. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle He passed over in his mind all the successive borrowings and speculations and makeshifts and ruses which the firm had resorted to. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

And when she resorted to her bible again the wind snatched thirty more pages out of it and scattered them in dust over the trees. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Edgar Allan Poe To relieve this, Dr. Templeton resorted to topical bleeding. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

In particular, the scourgings and flagellations resorted to in Wexford and Kildare, &c. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Walter Scott Omens were expounded, dreams were interpreted, and other tricks of jugglery perhaps resorted to, by which the pretended adepts of the period deceived and fascinated their deluded followers. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Here they lived like the old Robin Hood of England, and to this forest many noble youths daily resorted from the court, and did fleet the time carelessly, as they did who lived in the golden age. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Walter Scott But, of all other topics for burlesque and ridicule, the rites and ceremonial of the church itself were most frequently resorted to; and, strange to say, with the approbation of the clergy themselves. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Mark Twain A good many expedients were resorted to to keep the excursionists amused and satisfied. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Chevalier de Lorraine, therefore, having noticed that he was threatened with being supplanted by De Guiche, resorted to strong measures. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

My reputation demands, however, that other people who are not present would not be able to say afterward that trickery has been resorted to. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Walter Scott He freed the wretched man’s neck from the fatal noose, undid the doublet, threw water on the face, and practised the other ordinary remedies resorted to for recalling suspended animation. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Henry James I must add that while I resorted to such measures not to see I only fixed what I had seen, what I did see, the more in my mind. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Henry James I’ve resorted to every antidote in life; but it’s no use — I’m stricken. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

William Godwin We all of us know somewhat of the predictions, to this day resorted to by maid-servants and others, from the appearance of the sediment to be found at the bottom of a tea-cup. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

In the English civil war, the Napoleonic wars, the American civil war, the Spanish civil war, etc, both sides resorted to conscription or the press gang. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

The surgeon is extremely apt to suppose that any suppuration is an indication that the antiseptic treatment has failed, and that poulticing or water dressing should be resorted to. On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery by Joseph Lister [1867]

H. G. Wells He resorted to his coat, and there was none there, and then it dawned upon him that miracles were possible even with matches. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Henry Adams At last he resorted to what he thought the bold experiment of inserting a sentence in the text, intended to provoke correction. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

If so, it appears that there is no certain antidote, or at least an antidote that could be resorted to in a case of urgent need, for the Indian gave up all thoughts of life as soon as he was wounded. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anna Katherine Green With a sigh of impatience, he resorted again to question. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Jane Austen Our own library is too well known to me, to be resorted to for any thing beyond mere amusement. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

The final terrible resource had not been resorted to until all other means had been exhausted. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Washington Irving It was a place to which Johnson resorted occasionally. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Between blasts she resorted to Epictetian philosophy in the form of pepsin chewing gum. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Walter Scott The old scheme of the German music may be resorted to, for I think thou hast the instruments ready. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells At this dinner he resorted to parallel tactics. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Ann Radcliffe There are some rare situations, when it may be resorted to without our incurring ignominy, and yours is one of those. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Isabella Bird To go and pray on a newly-made grave is a remedy for childlessness much resorted to by childless wives. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Wilkie Collins It was only used at night as a sort of rustic Ranelagh, to which the citizens of Pisa resorted for pure air and amusement after the fatigues of the day. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

E. F. Benson Did you guess, Mrs Lucas?” Olga resorted to the mean trick of treading on Goosie’s foot and apologising. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Henry James He tried to amuse himself, paid visits, resorted to several rather violent devices for diverting his thoughts. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Margaret Oliphant The doctor, who was desperate, and whose heart was moved, resorted to desperate measures. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arthur Machen However, in spite of my bashfulness and appearance, I used now and then to thrust myself into Will’s to have the pleasure of seeing the most celebrated wits of that time, who then resorted thither. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

William Godwin Astrology was one of the modes most anciently and universally resorted to for discovering the fortunes of men and nations. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Robert Louis Stevenson In the majority of cases, cheap pleasure is resorted to by way of anodyne. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

I resorted to a woman’s wiles, They availed not. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

F. Scott Fitzgerald The old policy of prevarication was resorted to. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Now was Timon as much avoided in his poverty as he had been courted and resorted to in his riches. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Henry Handel Richardson It was simple enough for THEM to imitate nature; and here followed several merry tales of the ruses “the scrags” resorted to. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Baldwin Spencer It is infanticide which is resorted to for the purpose of keeping down the number of a family. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

F. Scott Fitzgerald They dined at a small French restaurant, and the discussion continued — at one time Sloane resorted to physical threats, a little later they were both imploring him to give them time. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Nana and Pauline resorted to the complicated devices of experienced coquettes. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sir Walter Scott Meanwhile, his name waxed famous — or rather infamous, and many of those who resorted to him did so under persuasion that he was a sorcerer. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Edith Wharton It had occurred to Lily, however, that it might on this occasion have been resorted to by the only member of the party in the least likely to put it to its original use. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

John Lewis Burckhard The Faky is resorted to in all cases where property is stolen, and as every body entertains the greatest terror of his supposed omniscience, it is generally an easy task with hint to perform wonders. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

He was too wise, indeed, to cope with the Spanish navy again in open battle; but he resorted to stratagem, so much more congenial to Indian warfare. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Cortes resorted to one of their own stratagems to rid himself of this annoyance. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells The natural pose to which I resorted to recover my self-esteem, was one of critical hostility to mechanical science and an affectation of literary ambition. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James I didn’t suppose,” she explained, “that — to match your own supposition of me — you had resorted to May herself. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Robert Green Ingersoll For this purpose he resorted to prayer, to flattery, to worship and to sacrifice. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Washington Irving Among the water-carriers who once resorted to this well, there was a sturdy, strong-backed, bandy-legged little fellow, named Pedro Gil, but called Peregil for shortness. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Leslie Stephen But with his natural propensity for lying, he resorted to his old devices. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Before leaving the capital, Cepeda resorted to an expedient for securing the inhabitants more firmly, as he conceived, in Pizarro’s interests. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Arthur Conan Doyle I resorted to an anonymous letter, begging you to be upon your guard. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Walter Scott Cards were naturally, almost necessarily, resorted to, as the only alternative for helping away the evening, and piquet was, as formerly, chosen for the game. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

However he waived the subject of the cause of the disaster; the fact that it had occurred was undeniable; and the remedies for such emergencies were immediately resorted to. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Then, deciding more air was needed, he asked Mangan for his tyre-gauge and, the pressure being found to be not high enough, he resorted to the pump again. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Even for clearing jungle-land foreign labor has to be resorted to. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Baldwin Spencer How often this method is resorted to it is difficult to say, but it certainly is employed at times. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Walter Scott Such enquiries, however are always dangerous, and never to be resorted to unless the deceased is suspected to have suffered foul play, as it is called. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Walter Scott But as his tract is a professed answer to charges of cruelty and oppression, he affirms that both practices were then disused, and that they had not of late been resorted to. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

E. F. Benson Nobody planning a story from the first could have begun with an episode so misplaced that such an awkward device must be resorted to. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Washington Irving Garrick resorted to it for a time, but soon grew shy and suspicious, declaring that most of the authors who frequented Mr. Davies’ shop went merely to abuse him. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Henry Handel Richardson Many trivial mortifications were the result; and countless small subterfuges had to be resorted to, to prevent it leaking out just how paltry her allowance was. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Having no wish to attract attention, they had resorted to subterfuge — or Carmel had; it was not like Adelaide to do so. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang Still the unconquerable superstition that now seeks to tell fortunes by the cards, and, in your time, resorted to the sorceress with her magical ‘bull-roarer’ or ‘turndun. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They resorted to circumlocutions at the very approach of truth, they blushed and flushed and recoiled. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

For this purpose he resorted to Germany, conceiving the police in that part of Europe to be more heavy and drowsy than elsewhere. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Sir Walter Scott But, especially, the garrison had to fear for hunger, in case blockade should be resorted to as the means of reducing them. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Gustave Flauber Hamilcar went on his way alone on foot and without an escort, for the meetings of the Ancients were, under extraordinary circumstances, always secret, and were resorted to mysteriously. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

This is doubtless the reason he resorted to the garden for the sand and stone he found there. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Before long he resorted to the plan of. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Leon Trotsky In fighting his semi-anarchist views, I resorted to giving him an important post from the very outset, so that he would have to change from words to deeds. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Eliot It was a difficult matter to use force with Jacob, for he wore heavy nailed boots; and if his pitchfork had been mastered, he would have resorted without hesitation to kicks. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Charles Dickens Wherever religion is resorted to, as a strong drink, and as an escape from the dull monotonous round of home, those of its ministers who pepper the highest will be the surest to please. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Watson resorted to the outside click to save himself from falling, placing his leg as near the ground as possible. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Instead of this, he resorted to an act of audacious violence which crushed them both at a blow. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

But, although the Aztecs were instructed in all the varieties of hieroglyphical painting, they chiefly resorted to the clumsy method of direct representation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edmund Burke It is therefore the kind of wealth which will be resorted to by all who wish for change. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Marjorie Bowen He resorted to that directness she employed with such effect. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

If literature was the one means he resorted to in his efforts to attain them, this was because every other means deceived his expectation, and not because he deliberately preferred it to all others. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Black Goldsmith resorted to the hack-work of literature when everything else had failed him; and he was fairly paid for it. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

She discarded the fruitless effort at cajolery and resorted to undisguised bribery. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

A little while, and they resorted to thieving-where theft had been unknown-and sycophancy, and sold their young wives to the depraved and foreign element. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Edith Wharton The paltriness of conventional denial was so apparent to him that even if it could have delayed discovery he could no longer have resorted to it. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Henry Adams Badeau, who had come to Washington for a consulate which was slow to reach him, resorted more or less to whiskey for encouragement, and became irritable, besides being loquacious. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Tobias Smolle The country people resorted to another town. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Charles Dickens They have that about them, moreover, which renders it almost certain that they will frequently be resorted to in future time. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

In the absence of saddle and bridle, Tom deemed it wise not to attempt to round up Christmas. I admired his wisdom without exactly committing myself, and we resorted to strategy. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Theodore Dreiser The next day he resorted to the same effort, experiencing a variety of rebuffs and one or two generous receptions. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Washington Irving In times of peace, too, the noble youth of either faith resorted to the same cities, Christian or Moslem, to school themselves in military science. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

There, however, everything had gone against him, and he had soon resorted to devious ways to support the undertaking, which, indeed, had been a failure from the very first. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Walter Scott The means by which such reformation was effected, were the same as resorted to in the Manse — money and admonition. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

William Godwin Noisome scents and the burning of all unhallowed and odious things were resorted to. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

John Stuart Mill Aspasia did not leave any philosophical writings; but it is an admitted fact that Socrates resorted to her for instruction, and avowed himself to have obtained it. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

H. G. Wells He liked common and rather dirty food eaten standing with the fingers instead of forks, and he resorted to harsh and violent exercises to keep fit. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

These three years past be had seldom resorted thither, and then commonly but to bear away some or other of his books to study in his own lodging. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Sir Walter Scott Her resolution was strengthened in these researches by the extreme delight which her inquiries seemed to afford those to whom she resorted for information. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Charles Dickens At other times he resorted to such small devices as asking him for the salt, the pepper, the vinegar, the mustard — anything that was on his maimed side — and watching him as he handed it. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Kenneth Grahame With us, chocolate was none too common a thing, and, whenever we happened to come by any, we resorted to the quaintest devices in order to make it last out. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Here the arm of the law, long as it is said to be, could not reach her: but Desgrais was not a man to be baffled, and he resorted to stratagem to accomplish what force could not. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Even the martial knights and nobles, quarrelsome as they were, began to see that the trial by battle would lose its dignity and splendour if too frequently resorted to. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Sir Walter Scott At length the term-day, the fatal Martinmas, arrived, and violent measures of ejection were resorted to. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Walter Scott He resorted to other means of investigation and cure, but with equally indifferent success. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

George Gissing They had chosen a spot which was often resorted to for tea on hot afternoons, a little piece of lawn closely shut in with leafage, whence an overbowered pathway led out to the front garden. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson As the hour drew near it had grown harder and harder; while dressing, she had resorted to counting the number of times the profile of a Roman emperor appeared in the flowers on the wallpaper. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Still afraid that its belligerent vassal might defy the authority of this tribunal, the government resorted to artifice to effect his return. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

In a word, Vathek omitted nothing in this palace that might gratify the curiosity of those who resorted to it, although he was not able to satisfy his own, for he was of all men the most curious. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

They are monuments of our language so remarkable that Milton’s prose works must always be resorted to by students, as long as English remains a medium of ideas. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

In some districts the test resorted to was to weigh the culprit against the church Bible. If the suspected witch proved heavier than the Bible, she was set at liberty. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

In his dilemma Mr. Hawkehurst resorted to that simple method which civilisation has devised for the relief of pecuniary difficulties of a temporary nature. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Charles Dickens Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

John Galsworthy After the normal period of separation into genders, the baskets were repacked, and all resorted to their vehicles. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

This only half satisfied Coconnas, so he resorted to diplomatic speeches of the highest order. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas