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expedient
used in Wuthering Heights

3 uses
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Definition
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
  • I fear it was wrong, though expedient.
    Chapter 14 (93% in)
expedient = speedy or practical
  • He was so obstinate in his resolution, that Heathcliff deemed it expedient to compel from my lips a recapitulation of what had taken place; standing over me, heaving with malevolence, as I reluctantly delivered the account in answer to his questions.
    Chapter 17 (51% in)
  • I'll not disguise but you might kill him if you were wild and reckless, and cherished a foolish, fanciful affection for the son of a person who would be glad to have him in his grave; and allowed him to discover that you fretted over the separation he has judged it expedient to make.'
    Chapter 22 (42% in)

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