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  • it is easy to see that there are other ways of diffusing civilization more expedient than by the destruction of wealth and of human lives.
  • And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
  • If it were an example taken from the history of China, we might say that it was not an historic phenomenon (which is the historians’ usual expedient when anything does not fit their standards); if the matter concerned some brief conflict in which only a small number of troops took part, we might treat it as an exception; but this event occurred before our fathers’ eyes, and for them it was a question of the life or death of their fatherland, and it happened in the greatest of all known…

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  • It was a necessary expedient to get the job done.
  • Until the new computer system is in place, e-mailing sensitive data will be a necessary expedient.

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