Unencumbered with luggage, they would soon overtake the coach, and, passing it and preceding it on the road, would order its horses in advance, and greatly facilitate its progress during the precious hours of the night, when delay was the most to be dreaded.
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After the initial answers, the moderator will facilitate an open discussion of the topic.
She argues that the stimulus facilitated an economic recovery.