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  • I think then the conditions will be created for the most expeditious and effective delivery of humanitarian supplies.
    John Negroponte
  • Democrats first and foremost want this matter ended, ... We believe very strongly about the need to bring this matter to an expeditious close.
    Tom Daschle
  • ...but the exceptions and appeals process doesn’t do anybody any good if it is not expeditious.
    Dan Senor
  • We intend to achieve the highest value reasonably attainable for our shareholders in an expeditious manner...
    Charles Knight

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  • The 1,800 Jews were expeditiously loaded into vans and driven to Birkenau, an operation which occupied the two hours just past noon.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mr. Heathcliff, perceiving us all confounded, rose, and expeditiously made the tea himself.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Thanks to Natasha’s directions the work now went on expeditiously, unnecessary things were left, and the most valuable packed as compactly as possible.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Enabling God to command their souls to heaven more expeditiously.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I had been thinking of yesterday’s plain invitation and the expeditious way Louise and I took care of it.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • They travelled as expeditiously as possible, and, sleeping one night on the road, reached Longbourn by dinner time the next day.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • We must be expeditious.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Gueulemer, built after this sculptural fashion, might have subdued monsters; he had found it more expeditious to be one.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He silently and expeditiously encased himself in the covering of the beast, and then awaited such other movements as his more aged companion saw fit to dictate.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Our coachman and horses are so extremely expeditious!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I’ll deliver all; And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, And sail so expeditious that shall catch Your royal fleet far off.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • With those words the passenger opened the coach-door and got in; not at all assisted by his fellow-passengers, who had expeditiously secreted their watches and purses in their boots, and were now making a general pretence of being asleep.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Our largest wicker basket was then slung between Storm and Grumble; we armed ourselves with reaping hooks, and went forth to gather in the corn in the simplest and most expeditious manner imaginable.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Mr. Bill Sikes no sooner heard the account of the expedition delivered, than he very hastily called up the white dog, and, putting on his hat, expeditiously departed: without devoting any time to the formality of wishing the company good-morning.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I soon became at least as expeditious and as skilful as either of the other boys.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It must be expeditious.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • All was clear, expeditious, explicit.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Mine, however," replied Don Quixote, "is neither impossible nor absurd, but the easiest, the most reasonable, the readiest and most expeditious that could suggest itself to any projector’s mind."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It filled expeditiously, and the battery was soon erected, the merlons being fram’d of logs and fill’d with earth.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • For the convenience of Charlotte and her child, they were to be more than two days on their journey, and Mr. Palmer, travelling more expeditiously with Colonel Brandon, was to join them at Cleveland soon after their arrival.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • So I want you, Eragon, to travel to Tronjheim in my stead and do what you can to ensure that the dwarves choose a new monarch in an expeditious manner-and that they choose a monarch who is sympathetic to our cause.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • But I dressed and wrapped up expeditiously without waking Charley or any one and went down to Mr. Bucket, who was the person entrusted with the secret.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • With such thoughts as these, among ten hundred others, Fanny proceeded in her journey safely and cheerfully, and as expeditiously as could rationally be hoped in the dirty month of February.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Tom Jones had ridden one of Mr Western’s horses that morning in the chase; so that having no horse of his own in the squire’s stable, he was obliged to go home on foot: this he did so expeditiously that he ran upwards of three miles within the half-hour.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • CHAPTER 33 In which Mr Ralph Nickleby is relieved, by a very expeditious Process, from all Commerce with his Relations Smike and Newman Noggs, who in his impatience had returned home long before the time agreed upon, sat before the fire, listening anxiously to every footstep on the stairs, and the slightest sound that stirred within the house, for the approach of Nicholas.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • We trust you will comply in the most expeditious fashion.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • More favors, innocent enough — packages to the mailbox, expeditious disposal of a bumblebee.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Further experience in making camp was essential before things could be done smoothly and expeditiously.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • I will therefore put you upon an expeditious and decisive plan of obtaining this very necessary information.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • Actually not, sir, but I’m sure that as soon as the leaders see how expeditiously I have performed, others will follow.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Clinton continued to see Washington’s army as the heart of the rebellion, and the envelopment of the army, therefore, as the most expeditious strategy.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • ’Sir,’ said Arthur, striking in expeditiously, ’whoever you are, and however you come to be here, if I were the master of this house I would lose no time in placing you on the outside of it.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • It can apply the resources and power of the whole to the defense of any particular part, and that more easily and expeditiously than State governments or separate confederacies can possibly do, for want of concert and unity of system.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The artisan readily understands these passions, for he himself partakes in them: in an aristocracy he would seek to sell his workmanship at a high price to the few; he now conceives that the more expeditious way of getting rich is to sell them at a low price to all.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • [4] TO CONCLUDE, however strange it may appear to some, or however unwilling they may be to think so, matters not, but many strong and striking reasons may be given, to shew, that nothing can settle our affairs so expeditiously as an open and determined declaration for independance.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • At this point Elizabeth understood the hunter she was to meet him; and thither she urged her way, as expeditiously as the difficulty of the ascent, and the impediment of a forest, in a state of nature, would admit.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • "Because a mistress is one of the cardinal’s favorite means; he has not one that is more expeditious.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • At 12:50 pm, the clouds parted momentarilay, and teammate Noel Odell caught a brief but clear glimpse of Mallory and Irvine high on the peak, approximately five hours behind schedule but "moving deliberately and expeditiously" toward the top.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We need to resolve this case expeditiously!’ "Let me remind you, Mr. Chairman," I responded, "that the honor code is made up only of words, that every time the court convenes it is only to ’play with words,’ that you open and close every session with words, and that you condemn and expel cadets from the Institute with words.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He asked the public to suspend judgment while he worked to disprove the charges against him, "a task which I feel able to satisfactorily and expeditiously accomplish.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • She performed her accustomed tasks more expeditiously and even better than usual, then repaired to her tent.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • The merchant, especially in a country of small commercial capital, is often under a necessity of keeping prices down in order to a more expeditious sale.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The move was made expeditiously before dark.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • It is a question whether the landlord or the landlady was the most expeditious in returning this blow.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The landlady, therefore, had no sooner received an intimation of the entrance of the above-said persons than she began to meditate the most expeditious means for their expulsion.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I might have handed him over to Roman justice, which is somewhat expeditious, and which would have been particularly so with him; but I did nothing of the sort—I suffered him and his band to depart.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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