expedient

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  • I certainly think they ought not to put up with any such expedient. Cited from On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2), by John Ruskin
  • We have lived upon expedients until we can live no longer. Cited from The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5), by John Marshall
  • This way, we can share new music with you in the most expedient fashion.
  • She knew none of the expedients which seemed to be at his command. Cited from The Wings of the Morning, by Louis Tracy
  • This would be a hard expedient, but it may be the only one possible. Cited from Three Years' War, by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
  • Then indeed should we be like to them, if we delay longer here than is expedient. Cited from The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08, by Titus Livius
  • It will not be found expedient, however, to go far, even in such clear cases. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 17 New Series, No. 443, Jun 26, 1852
  • She has not even looked yet at the German financial expedients of a year ago. Cited from What is Coming?, by H. G. Wells
  • My uncle, however, was one of those men who are nearly always prepared with expedients. Cited from A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  • But the French themselves were within the next twenty years driven to the same expedient. Cited from Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century, Clarence Henry Haring
  • The fact that these expedients were not successful makes them more interesting. Cited from The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, by Cosmos Mindeleff
  • This latter expedient might have saved the army had it been adopted in time. Cited from Catharine's Peril, by M. E. Bewsher
  • Many traditional expedients are handed down in this way that can be acquired in no other. Cited from Wood-Carving, by George Jack
  • For himself he must ever prefer what was right to what was expedient. Cited from History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. III, by E. Farr & E. H. Nolan
  • The thought of a new expedient crossed my mind, which saved us for some time longer. Cited from Daring and Suffering, by William Pittenger
  • Strange expedients for food had been proposed already, and all supplies were very dear. Cited from Heroes of Modern Europe, by Alice Birkhead
  • We may adopt a course of action because it seems the more expedient. Cited from The Last Harvest, by John Burroughs
  • It is the only expedient that remains to us and there is no time to be lost. Cited from The Wrack of the Storm, by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Long ago the old examination methods in education had been destroyed by these expedients. Cited from The Sleeper Awakes, by H.G. Wells
  • He said that it would be a bad expedient to close Parliament from fear of the people. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
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Meaning of expedient

  • noun A means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
  • adjective Serving to promote your interest
    was merciful only when mercy was expedient