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  • Is there a way to expedite the paperwork, so we don’t miss our deadline?
  • This should expedite the process
  • Gomez had decided to take him there himself in order to expedite things...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • When she told him that she was reconsidering applying to Juilliard, he arranged for an accelerated audition schedule and even helped expedite her application.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I had hoped to have him weaned—and my breasts completely my own again within five months. My new game plan will expedite that schedule,
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • I knew of too many cases where a favorable profile in the media had provoked an expedited execution date or retaliatory mistreatment that made things much worse.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Eugene’s trip to Tilghman Brothers, the exorbitant fee they had charged for the expedited service (exactly double their regular fee), Junior’s two separate trips to apply the varnish and the final trip he would make Friday morning to screw the eyebolts back in and reattach the ropes on their figure eights and hang the swing from the ceiling: she would have no idea of any of that.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Sometimes I thought that the fiend followed me and might expedite my remissness by murdering my companion.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • "But," said Morrel, "is there no way of expediting all these formalities—of releasing him from arrest?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Although Langdon knew the elevator would expedite the long, two-story climb to the Denon Wing, he remained motionless.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The United Nations—embarrassed by the handover of men who had sought its protection to such obviously dire circumstances—responded by expediting resettlement proceedings for the wives and children of the men whose trust the institution had violated.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Since such were her feelings, it only remained, he thought, to secure and expedite a marriage, which, in his very first conversation with Wickham, he easily learnt had never been his design.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In his eagerness to expedite the pursuit, Uncas had left himself nearly alone; but the moment his eye caught the figure of Le Subtil, every other consideration was forgotten.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Recognizing that the basic climbing skills of some of his clients were highly susPect, Hall intended to rely on fixed lines to safeguard and expedite both our group and Fischer’s group over the most difficult ground.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The inspector, a serious and humble civil servant, knew that the Doctor’s sense of civic duty exasperated even his closest friends, and he was surprised at the ease with which he skipped over legal formalities in order to expedite the burial.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Shay already had an execution date scheduled, so the court had put us on an expedited trial calendar.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …were employed in this labour; and the professor showed me several volumes in large folio, already collected, of broken sentences, which he intended to piece together, and out of those rich materials, to give the world a complete body of all arts and sciences; which, however, might be still improved, and much expedited, if the public would raise a fund for making and employing five hundred such frames in Lagado, and oblige the managers to contribute in common their several collections.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Nothing could be done without a reference to Elizabeth: but her inclination was growing so strong for a removal, that she was happy to have it fixed and expedited by a tenant at hand; and not a word to suspend decision was uttered by her.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The transfer was expedited by the Gemeinschaft’s twice-weekly pouch to Paris, signature cards in triplicate sent with the documents.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • A gracious message being returned that Sir Leicester will expedite his dressing and join Mr. Bucket in the library within ten minutes, Mr. Bucket repairs to that apartment and stands before the fire with his finger on his chin, looking at the blazing coals.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’What do you call this, sir?’ demanded the schoolmaster, administering a cut with the cane to expedite the reply.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • His paternal affection, it is true, had for an instant gained the victory over pride and patriotism; but both had returned in full force, and under their joint operation, he was now bent upon making a determined effort for the union of Athelstane and Rowena, together with expediting those other measures which seemed necessary to forward the restoration of Saxon independence.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The best thing for him, therefore, would be to apply to a certain prominent personage; since this prominent personage, by entering into relations with the proper persons, could greatly expedite the matter.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Overcoat
  • Long were to tell What I have done; what suffered; with what pain Voyaged th’ unreal, vast, unbounded deep Of horrible confusion; over which By Sin and Death a broad way now is paved, To expedite your glorious march; but I Toiled out my uncouth passage, forced to ride The untractable abyss, plunged in the womb Of unoriginal Night and Chaos wild; That, jealous of their secrets, fiercely opposed My journey strange, with clamorous uproar Protesting Fate supreme; thence how I found The new…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • They banked on us —Big Uncle — to take care of all their problems if they infiltrated hostile areas, killing suspected Viet Cong collaborators and village chiefs thought to be leaning towards Charlie, as well as expediting prisoner-of-war escapes where they could.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Because of the time difference, he had counted on Alex to take care of the details, swiftly expediting the transfer of funds, primarily.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I believe, sir, that if we act quickly, we can turn the ship and its human cargo over to the Spanish immediately and expedite its passage back to Cuba.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • With little to do of a diplomatic nature, he took hold of administrative duties, striving to straighten out accounts and expedite correspondence, no less determined than he had been on board the Boston to see a badly run ship put in order.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Bad writers, and especially scientific, political and sociological writers, are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones, and unnecessary words like EXPEDITE, AMELIORATE, PREDICT, EXTRANEOUS, DERACINATED, CLANDESTINE, SUB-AQUEOUS and hundreds of others constantly gain ground from their Anglo-Saxon opposite numbers.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Expedited pardons
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I’ll have one of the girls expedite everything.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Given the very real deadline we’re working under, it will be an expedited hearing.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I just neglected to mention that God happened to be sitting on I-tier about three miles away from our church, awaiting an expedited trial that began this week.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I drove back to Montgomery and thought about how to expedite Walter’s release.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A customs official was to be waiting for the plane at the hangar to expedite the mandatory documentation and luggage check.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I decided I would call the attorney general’s office and see if they would concede legal error in the pending appeal, which would ensure relief at the appellate court and perhaps expedite Walter’s release.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Mademoiselle, mademoiselle, some one is coming," cried Colbert, to expedite the young girl’s departure.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • They seem doomed to die anyway, and the heavy drinking expedites the process.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
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