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Repeating a grade needs to be the last resort, not an automatic response to a child who is struggling to learn.
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Meaning of "last resort" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAST RESORT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAST RESORT

last but not least
last but one
last chance saloon
Last Day
last ditch
last honours
Last Judgement
Last Judgment
last knockings
last name
last out
last post
last quarter
last resting place
last rites
last straw
Last Supper
last thing
last-born
last-cyclic

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAST RESORT

after a sort
assort
besort
consort
court of last resort
good sort
health resort
holiday resort
lender of last resort
presort
prince consort
Q-sort
queen consort
resort
seaside resort
ski resort
skiing resort
sort
special sort
summer resort

Synonyms and antonyms of last resort in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «last resort» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAST RESORT

Find out the translation of last resort to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of last resort from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «last resort» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最后一招
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

último recurso
570 millions of speakers

English

last resort
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतिम उपाय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الملاذ الأخير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

последнее средство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

último recurso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেষ অবলম্বন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dernier recours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pilihan terakhir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

letztes Mittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最後の手段
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

최후의 수단
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pungkasan resort
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuối cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடைசி ரிசார்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेवटचा उपाय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Son çare
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ultima istanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostatecznością
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

останній засіб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ultimă instanță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έσχατη λύση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laaste uitweg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sista utväg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

siste utvei
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST RESORT»

The term «last resort» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.703 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST RESORT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about last resort

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10 QUOTES WITH «LAST RESORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word last resort.
1
Rashid al-Ghannushi
Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It's painful, and it's the last resort for nations.
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Roy Barnes
Repeating a grade needs to be the last resort, not an automatic response to a child who is struggling to learn.
3
Hans Blix
I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can.
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Jerry Brown
The government is becoming the family of last resort.
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Dennis Cardoza
Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort.
6
Christopher Dawson
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.
7
King Hussein I
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
8
Roger Mahony
I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments.
9
John Perkins
We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort.
10
Samantha Power
My basic feeling about military intervention is that it should be a last resort, undertaken only to stave off large-scale bloodshed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAST RESORT»

Discover the use of last resort in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to last resort and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Last Resort: A Zimbabwe Memoir
Rogers’ compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force.” The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story of ...
Douglas Rogers, 2011
2
The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure
The story of a childhood at Allison's Wells and one woman's combat with the hypocrisies of segregated society
Norma Watkins, 2011
3
Before the Last Resort: 3 Simple Questions to Rescue Your ...
A remake of Marriage Makeover. This version challenges couples to rethink ending their marriages in light of what the Bible teaches. New section of advice offers ideas for how to help a hurting marriage of a friend or family member.
George Kenworthy, 2008
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Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine
This book, first published in 1998, revisits the period in the 1940s and 1950s when many Americans were operated on for mental illness.
Jack D. Pressman, 2002
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The Last Resort
A writer who can't find anything to write about goes for a drive and meets literary figures of the past who inspire him.
J. Patrick Lewis, 2003
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Last Resort
Hannah Alexander. Last Resort Hannah Alexander In loving memory of Ray Overall, February 2, 1913 to. www.millsandboon.co.uk.
Hannah Alexander, 2014
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The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos
The authors (both academics--U. Cal.
John Dombrink, 1990
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Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai
This book examines two large and generally overlooked diaspora communities, one Jewish, the other Slavic, who found refuge in Shanghai during the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century.
Marcia Reynders Ristaino, 2003
9
Court of Last Resort: Mental Illness and the Law
Though the cases in this book fall under California's Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, Warren's analysis of conflicts between legal and medical models of behavior is of national and international importance both to sociologists and to the many ...
Carol A. B. Warren, 1984
10
The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of ...
In The New Lombard Street, Mehrling persuasively argues for a return to the classic central bankers' "money view," which looks to the money market to assess risk and restore faith in our financial system.
Perry Mehrling, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAST RESORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term last resort is used in the context of the following news items.
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Franchise tag probably a last resort for Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons …
The Atlanta Falcons and top receiver Julio Jones are bound to start negotiating about a contract extension sooner than later, although nothing ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
Mets and Michael Cuddyer will trying a last resort for injured knee …
The Mets will come to a last resort, of sorts, Monday when team trainers will try a different medication for the knee. Cuddyer has already sat out ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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COLUMN: Richard Bacon MP - 'Rural bank closure should be last
Too often, closure of a rural branch seems to be a bank's first choice rather than a last resort. I have asked Barclays to work with me, South ... «Diss Express, Jul 15»
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Courts last resort for disputes: ATO | Money Management
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) attempts to resolve disputes quickly, and in a cost efficient and painless manner but is willing to resort to ... «Money Management, Jul 15»
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Stanley Fischer defends Fed's role as lender of last resort - FT.com
Stanley Fischer has launched a robust defence of the Federal Reserve's lender of last resort functions amid attempts by some lawmakers to ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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kelvin ip imagines dystopian, factional hong kong in last resort
it's 2047, and on the fringes of an overthrown hong kong lies a massive citadel; home to the deposed rebels of the fallen city. through carefully ... «Designboom, Jul 15»
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The first task of any new prime minister is to write this letter to …
Within the bowels of each boat lays two safes, an outer and an inner, and within that inner safe sits the letter of last resort. One of the first tasks ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
BT Openreach break-up “a last resort
Commenting on Ofcom's publication of its initial digital communications review findings investment bank Jefferies, and its telecoms analyst ... «Advanced Television, Jul 15»
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How's the Market? Foreclosures - a last resort for all parties: Part III
Last week I reviewed non-judicial foreclosures, but since this is a complicated subject, there's more to be said. To bring you up to speed, here's ... «Ukiah Daily Journal, Jul 15»
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WOVIN: Last resort for women vets - SouthMilwaukeeNOW
We are often the court of last resort, where there is no Catch-22 and unexpected rule or bureaucracy that prevents a vet from getting the help ... «SouthMilwaukeeNOW.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Last resort [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/last-resort>. Oct 2020 ».
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