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  • I stared at the murder in his expression and tried to hope that rage would win out over expediency,   (source)
    expediency = an action that is speedy or practical
  • Expedience still demands decisions which will one day be judged unjust.   (source)
    expedience = the need for practical actions
  • ...had thought it expedient to slaughter the family for perhaps a few dollars and a small portable radio.   (source)
    expedient = convenient
  • He carried the bodies up to the prairie, laid them in their shallow graves and helped July pile rocks on the graves, a pitiful expedient that wouldn't deter the varmints for long.   (source)
    expedient = action that is convenient and speedy
  • Expediency is the rule.   (source)
    expediency = action that is speedy or practical
  • This is how the Boss would finally draw some sympathy, an old man put to sleep in a complex scheme so expedient and deceitful as to be widely admired even as it was only half believed.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical
  • In the morgue ... the smell of rot is so strong it chases away all other living things, except a man called Presnel, who has no money and family. He squats in the dirt of the courtyard, waiting to die.
    "Crazy man," Daniel explains, but not unkindly. The man is truly dying, and waits there, to be expedient.   (source)
    expedient = practical or convenient
  • for the sake of expediency, and due to any diary's repetitious nature, the editor chose to omit various diary entries.   (source)
    expediency = convenience and practicality
  • -that we must act on the expediency of the moment-you don't want to risk your job, do you?   (source)
    expediency = an action that is speedy or practical
  • threats were too often a meaningless ploy - he had used a far more lethal expedient.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical action
  • If anything, it was a shrewd ruling that walked a razor's edge between judicial propriety and political expedience.   (source)
    expedience = convenience or practicality
  • it is expedient that one man should die for the benefit of many   (source)
    expedient = an action that is practical
  • By the simple expedient of recruiting intelligent and educated men, paying them adequately, and setting them beyond political coercion, many states have succeeded in creating elite corps of men, secure in their dignity and proud of their service.   (source)
    expedient = practical action
  • I shall no longer ask myself if this or that is expedient, but only if it is right.   (source)
    expedient = convenient, speedy, or practical
  • By building up a series of imaginary expedients to prevent "the worst coming to the worst" ...   (source)
    expedients = practical actions
  • Surely they must know that she didn't like Governor Bullock any more than they did but that it was expedient to be nice to him.   (source)
    expedient = practical
  • Such expedients as knocking down walls and letting the dead encroach on neighboring land proved inadequate; some new method had to be evolved without delay.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy, practical, or convenient
  • There are times, Your Honor, when reality bears features of such an impellingly moral complexion that it is impossible to follow the hewn path of expediency.   (source)
    expediency = an action that is speedy or practical
  • Other men saw to the welfare of their dogs from a sense of duty and business expediency; he saw to the welfare of his as if they were his own children   (source)
  • I went to the West Indies. I had had some schooling during a part of one winter, enough to have learned something about them, to realise that they would be most suitable to the expediency of my requirements.   (source)
    expediency = achieving a goal in a convenient, speedy, or practical way
  • This expedient, then, was no good.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical action
  • she adopted the expedient of cutting out the words which would form the message, and addressing the letter in a disguised hand.   (source)
    expedient = practical action
  • He had come to Paris to write novels and kept himself meanwhile by all the expedients possible to a penniless man; he gave lessons, he did any translations he could get hold of, ...   (source)
    expedients = actions that are practical
  • She was visited by no more outbursts, moving her to such futile expedients.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy or practical
  • And in this connection it is curious to remark that even on this earth Nature has never hit upon the wheel, or has preferred other expedients to its development.   (source)
  • his actions were generally dictated by chance expediencies rather than based on any formal plan.   (source)
    expediencies = actions that are convenient
  • She would be free forever from the shifts, the expedients, the humiliations of the relatively poor.   (source)
    expedients = actions taken because they are practical, but otherwise undesirable
  • Here are six excellent expedients!   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy or practical
  • He was an old campaigner, and used to inventing shifts and expedients:   (source)
  • Knowing that Englishmen governed by a fixed idea sometimes resort to the desperate expedient of suicide, Passepartout kept a narrow watch upon his master,   (source)
    expedient = speedy action
  • She wondered that this simple expedient had never occurred to her before.   (source)
    expedient = an action that is speedy or practical
  • Or perhaps that you have some expedient for raising the money soon?   (source)
  • It's merely a matter of expediency   (source)
    expediency = doing something practical
  • I was not fond of pampering that susceptible vanity of his; but for once, and from motives of expediency, I would e'en soothe and stimulate it.   (source)
    expediency = speed or practicality
  • 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.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical; or an action that is speedy or practical
  • They are temporary expedients.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy or practical  -- especially actions that accept negative tradeoffs due to circumstances
  • If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.   (source)
    expediency = practicality of doing something that is not as good because of the circumstances
  • He reflected, imagined expedients, such as applying to his father or selling something.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy, practical, or convenient
  • I fear it was wrong, though expedient.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical
  • Now, as the debate between these two nobles might last a long time, each becoming, naturally, more firm in his own opinion, M. de Treville thought of an expedient which might terminate it quietly.   (source)
    expedient = an action that is speedy or practical
  • he seemed relieved by this expedient of the partnership, though at the same time he seemed hurt by it and ashamed of it.   (source)
    expedient = a practical action
  • He was asked by Colonel Lloyd and my old master, why he resorted to this extraordinary expedient.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical action
  • Not improbably he was the best workman of his time; or, perhaps, the Colonel thought it expedient, or was impelled by some better feeling, thus openly to cast aside all animosity against the race of his fallen antagonist.   (source)
    expedient = convenient, speedy, or practical
  • Yet I never, by any maneuvering, could get him to take the spiritual view of things; the highest that he appeared to conceive of was a simple expediency, such as you might expect an animal to appreciate;   (source)
    expediency = practical action
  • He was never tired of looking at it, and even held a council with Eva on the expediency of getting it framed, to hang up in his room.   (source)
    expediency = practicality
  • And their interpreters ... began to propose infinite other expedients...   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy, practical, or convenient
  • Finally I hit upon what I considered a far better expedient than either of these.   (source)
    expedient = an action that is speedy or practical
  • It had been settled in the evening between the aunt and the niece, that such a striking civility as Miss Darcy's in coming to see them on the very day of her arrival at Pemberley, for she had reached it only to a late breakfast, ought to be imitated, though it could not be equalled, by some exertion of politeness on their side; and, consequently, that it would be highly expedient to wait on her at Pemberley the following morning.   (source)
    expedient = practical
  • This course, when others fail, may be good, but it is very bad to have neglected all other expedients for that,   (source)
    expedients = speedy or practical actions
  • It is not possible and not expedient, either, to deny you, who go to lie in the great arms of Zeus.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical
  • She knows—she sees—how often compassion takes a back seat to expediency.†   (source)
  • In First Corinthians, chapter ten, verse twenty-three, it says 'All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient,' Father, how can all things be lawful unto Him?†   (source)
  • Maybe it was the journalist in me, but facts were facts, and people didn't get to turn Amy into everyone's beloved best friend just because it was emotionally expedient.†   (source)
  • It's capitalism: Cutthroat, profit-motivated and expedient.†   (source)
  • Vic is already going around the boat shutting off lights via the simple expedient of a ball peen hammer.†   (source)
  • Command sent word that we would be pulled out and returned to Kuwait in "the same expedient fashion you were brought in."†   (source)
  • "You cannot think how I have been dreading that it would be thought expedient that I should be sent to an 'institution,'" he wrote on September 26.†   (source)
  • How easily Matron probed the gap between ambition and expediency.†   (source)
  • Until recently each generation found it more expedient to plead guilty to the charge of being young and ignorant, easier to take the punishment meted out by the older generation (which had itself confessed to the same crime short years before).†   (source)
  • The second is intelligence, which must be strong and fertile in expedients.†   (source)
  • Why did He raise us up out of the clay, to acquire good and expedient skills, and then send us back so soon to be dust when we yet had useful years before us?†   (source)
  • So they found it expedient to claim that ethnicity was a colonial invention, that all Burundians were just Burundians, equal in the eyes of the law.†   (source)
  • I would have thought you would count that politically expedient, Dwight.†   (source)
  • It seemed expedient.†   (source)
  • This darkness in him is blacker than the cancer, and the girl heals this as well, by the simple expedient of showing Amos the light of God and the strange dimensional lattices of realms beyond our own.†   (source)
  • Field expedient treatment will be painful.†   (source)
  • But the need had not arisen, at least in such a situation, and all I could do was speak with expedience.†   (source)
  • These decisions had been foolish and expedient.†   (source)
  • It's all about what's expedient, for him.†   (source)
  • Those members of the staff who had not had the opportunity to acquire even quasi-military status were reduced to the expedient of inventing suitable ranks — field ranks if they were senior men, and subaltern ranks for the juniors.†   (source)
  • Living testimony of the easy expediency in which the Germans often indulged, the sisters had been spared the gas solely because of their energetic yet delicate artistry with needle and thread.†   (source)
  • It was not a list of pleasing platitudes to be set lightly aside when expediency required it.†   (source)
  • But the sad thing was that he [Richard Nixon] knew they [wage & price controls] were a bad idea all along. It was pure political expediency:   (source)
  • There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.   (source)
  • It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.   (source)
  • Under the circumstances, it was expedient to express loyalty.
  • He declared them to be, like all other morals, merely an expedient for protecting a certain type of man.   (source)
  • He was merciful only when mercy was expedient.
  • With more time, diplomacy might have worked, but war was a necessary expedient for preserving power.
  • [King] Henry had once been a sincere Catholic and had even authored a book strongly criticizing Luther, but he later found it expedient and profitable to break with the Papacy.   (source)
  • His comment is politically expedient.
  • The building needed a new foundation, but filling the soil with water was expedient.
  • Some expected an expedient exit from Iraq, but the insurgency dragged on for years.
  • He was asked by Colonel Lloyd and my old master, why he resorted to this extraordinary expedient.   (source)
  • Under the Protestant Henry IV, king of France, the Huguenots triumphed for a short time, but as Paris and more than nine-tenths of the French people remained Roman Catholic, the king deemed it expedient to become a convert to Roman Catholicism.   (source)
  • The Constitution requires that the president "from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."   (source)
  • He found it expedient to be cautious all the time, except for the rare moments, when...   (source)
    expedient = practical
  • he over-rode her by the easy expedient of an extra payment.   (source)
    expedient = an action that is speedy or practical
  • The customary expedient of provincial girls and men in such circumstances is churchgoing.   (source)
    expedient = action that is speedy or practical
  • My uncle employed a very simple expedient to...   (source)
    expedient = practical action
  • I have imagination; I will devise expedients for you.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy or practical
  • The longer she considered it, the greater was her sense of its expediency.   (source)
    expediency = practicality or speediness
  • in so doing he had sacrificed the right to the expedient   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical
  • and had finally proposed these two branches of economy, to cut off some unnecessary charities, and to refrain from new furnishing the drawing-room; to which expedients she afterwards added the happy thought of their taking no present down to Anne, as had been the usual yearly custom.   (source)
    expedients = practical actions
  • So many times did he peruse and re-peruse it, that Newman considered it expedient to remind him of his presence.   (source)
    expedient = practical
  • they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such a manner as they may think expedient.   (source)
  • ...it was found expedient to send a deputation of the church, in order to deal with Mr. Hooper about the mystery, before it should grow into a scandal.   (source)
  • Such brains are fertile in expedients.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy or practical
  • During the six years which had passed since Noirtier first fell into this sad state, Valentine's powers of invention had been too often put to the test not to render her expert in devising expedients for gaining a knowledge of his wishes, and the constant practice had so perfected her in the art that she guessed the old man's meaning as quickly as if he himself had been able to seek for what he wanted.   (source)
    expedients = actions that are speedy, practical, or convenient
  • In consequence of Mrs. Snagsby looking deeply edified, Mr. Snagsby thinks it expedient on the whole to say amen, which is well received.   (source)
    expedient = speedy or practical; or an action that is speedy or practical
  • At length, in a case of aberration such as this, comment presented itself as more expedient than any answer.   (source)
  • Government is at best but an expedient;   (source)
    expedient = a practical action that accepts negative tradeoffs from an ideal
  • Many different expedients were proposed by the elder warriors, in succession, to all of which Magua was a silent and respectful listener.   (source)
    expedients = practical actions
  • Arthur thought of an expedient which...   (source)
    expedient = an action that is speedy or practical
  • ...to conceal this letter, the Minister had resorted to the comprehensive and sagacious expedient of not attempting to conceal it at all.   (source)
  • Elinor was not prepared for such a question, and having no answer ready, was obliged to adopt the simple and common expedient, of asking what he meant?   (source)
  • her mother, perceiving her comfortable suggestions to have had no good effect, proposed, as another expedient for restoring her spirits, that they should call on Mrs. Allen.   (source)
  • He resented having "to resort to temporary expedients merely to make a poor show for the opening.†   (source)
  • He tolerates you as matter of expedience.†   (source)
  • It was Thomas Stone's textbook, The Expedient Operator: A Short Practice of Tropical Surgery.†   (source)
  • Leninism—the expediency of temporary alliances.†   (source)
  • But he hadn't known at the time that his decisions were short sighted, foolish or expedient.†   (source)
  • The hiring of foreign troops was an "alarming and dangerous expedient."†   (source)
  • -that we must act on the expediency of the moment-you don't want to risk your job, do you?†   (source)
  • I haven't seen anything but cowardice and expediency.†   (source)
  • There were a few politicians sitting up late into the night, weighing conscience against expedience.†   (source)
  • This man had nothing in common with Thomas Stone, FRCS, author of The Expedient Operator.†   (source)
  • Go and try to pour a ton of steel without rigid principles, on the expediency of the moment.†   (source)
  • Thomas Stone was once known for The Expedient Operator: A Short Practice of Tropical Surgery.†   (source)
  • In that case, guess what, Mr. Expedient Operator?†   (source)
  • Just as he never believed that Mauricio Babilonia had gone into the yard to steal chickens, but both expedients served to ease his conscience, and thus he could go back without remorse under the shadow of Petra Cotes, where he revived his noisy revelry and unlimited gourmandizing.†   (source)
  • To Richard Stockton, one of the new delegates from New Jersey, Adams was "the Atlas" of the hour, "the man to whom the country is most indebted for the great measure of independency...He it was who sustained the debate, and by the force of his reasoning demonstrated not only the justice, but the expediency of the measure."†   (source)
  • His understanding lies, I think, rather in seeing large things largely than correctly...In the conduct of affairs he may perhaps be able to take so comprehensive a view as to render invention and expedient unnecessary, but were they to become necessary, I think he would fail in these—and I am not clear as to the first, or whether much of his reputation may not arise from a very firm and decisive tone suited to the times, with a clear and perspicuous elocution.†   (source)
  • But they weren't strong enough and had to resort to the dangerous expedient of help from foreign arms.†   (source)
  • The United States Congress may pass legislation that gives the decision of cases arising from a specific law to the federal courts alone, if it seems expedient.†   (source)
  • Grandma Nakane, Uncle's mother, was too old then to understand political expediency, race riots, the yellow peril.†   (source)
  • The ever-obliging North suggested that in view of the situation in America, it might no longer be regarded as a rebellion, but as a "foreign war," and thus "every expedient" might be employed.†   (source)
  • "Resolved, —That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress and all the legislatures the alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the States, render [make] the federal Constitution adequate to meet the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union" Convention's Objectives/Tasks†   (source)
  • It will be destroyed, because it was the best and there were men who thought it expedient to seize a share of its wealth.†   (source)
  • of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States; "He is to have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment; "to recommend to the consideration of Congress such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; "he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses of the legislature, or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them with respect to the time of adjournment, to adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed; "and to commission all officers of the United States."†   (source)
  • We can't go by rigid principles, we've got to be flexible, we've got to adjust to the reality of the day and act on the expediency of the moment.†   (source)
  • The only remaining powers of the Executive include:
    giving information to Congress on the state of the Union,
    recommending to their consideration measures he thinks expedient,
    convening Congress or either house on extraordinary occasions,
    adjourning them when they cannot themselves agree on the time of adjournment,
    receiving ambassadors and other public ministers,
    faithfully executing the laws, and
    commissioning all the officers of the United States.†   (source)
  • "See One, Do One, Teach One" was a chapter heading in his textbook, The Expedient Operator: A Short Practice of Tropical Surgery.†   (source)
  • The explosion came, oddly, now; it was the scream of a man who would die rather than betray his idea, and it came from a man who had spent his life evading the existence of ideas, acting with the expediency of a criminal.†   (source)
  • Wouldn't they boldly take power with one act of usurpation, rather than trust to precarious expedients that might end in their dismissal, disgrace, and ruin?†   (source)
  • But even an inebriated Ghosh could counsel Stone that what he was about to do was not the act of an expedient surgeon but an idiotic one, and that his decision was wrong, his logic illogical.†   (source)
  • If a reply came expressing any interest, she immediately mailed them Thomas Stone's textbook, The Expedient Operator: A Short Practice of Tropical Medicine.†   (source)
  • There were so many extant surgery texts that it was surprising how popular The Expedient Operator (or A Short Practice, as it was known in some countries) had become.†   (source)
  • When I had told her about placing the bookmark on Stone's desk as my calling card, I had read from Hema's silence that she'd known nothing about Shiva's having The Expedient Operator: A Short Practice of Tropical Surgery.†   (source)
  • By bedtime I had still not resolved the problem and, since I felt that even these doughty fish could hardly survive an entire night in the tin can, I was driven to the admittedly desperate expedient of finding temporary lodgings for them in the bowl of Granny's old-fashioned toilet.†   (source)
  • Thus, once aboard with Jan and Eva, she swiftly rejected the logical idea which flitted through her head that her captors were using this classy if threadbare car simply because it was expedient and available (the makeshift boarded windows should have been evidence of that).†   (source)
  • He was particularly bitter about Pickering's contemptuous conduct toward him, and felt that his colleague "abandons altogether the ground of right, and relies upon what is expedient.†   (source)
  • Mr. Sykes was the director of the State Fish-eries and Game Department, a man who liked to run his businesses upon sound lines regardless of political expediency.†   (source)
  • This would probably explain why Sophie and the members of the Resistance—now numbering nearly 250 prisoners—were not themselves sent off immediately to the camp; the Germans, always efficiency-minded, were waiting to engraft their new captives to a more massive shipment of human flesh, and since no Jews were being deported from Warsaw, a delay must have seemed expedient.†   (source)
  • Several Senators, Norris later related, privately approached him to wish the filibuster success, while pleading party regularity and political expediency as their grounds for publicly supporting the President's position.†   (source)
  • But that many of these young victims were Polish is another measure of the Nazis' frequent and cynical expediency in racial matters, since although Poles were regarded as subhuman, and along with other Slavic peoples, worthy successors to the Jews of the policy of extermination, they did in many cases satisfy certain crude physical requirements—familiar enough in facial feature to resemble those of Nordic blood and often of a luminiferous blondness that pleased the Nazi aesthetic sense almost more than anything else.†   (source)
  • And even the necessity for the right kind of compromise does not eliminate the need for those idealists and reformers who keep our compromises moving ahead, who prevent all political situations from meeting the description supplied by Shaw: "smirched with compromise, rotted with opportunism, mildewed by expedience, stretched out of shape with wirepulling and putrefied with permeation."†   (source)
  • Thus in the last months of 1967 I began thinking in earnest about Sophie and Nathan's sorrowful destiny; I knew I would have to deal with it eventually, just as I had dealt those many years before, so successfully and expediently, with another young woman I had loved beyond hope—the doomed Maria Hunt.†   (source)
  • I did say so; and it is the name by which I think it expedient to be called at present, but it is not my real name, and when I hear it, it sounds strange to me.†   (source)
  • And yet a military assault to bring relief to the fort would be a dangerous expedient.†   (source)
  • His attitude was based on justice tempered by expediency—or perhaps more accurately, expediency tempered by justice.†   (source)
  • His choice of a university was therefore a measure of political expediency, founded upon the judgment of his legal and political friends.†   (source)
  • The old man's spent condition was still little better than coma, and when his wife led him to a chair and helped him into it, it seemed a matter of expediency and concern.†   (source)
  • It is not expedient to interfere.†   (source)
  • Once more he had been able to worship with the ardour of a young religious, for whom religion is pure personal devotion, unalloyed by expediency and the benumbing cares of a missionary's work.†   (source)
  • As to what he was about to do, the stimulants to inject, the abscesses to stimulate-many months' repeated failures had taught him to appreciate such expedients at their true value.†   (source)
  • That an ambitious youth should look to the more solid citizens of his community for political guidance was natural and expedient; the men Lincoln most respected in the Indiana town of his boyhood were National Republicans, great admirers of Henry Clay; and as Dennis Hanks mournfully recalled, Lincoln himself "allways Loved Hen Clay's speaches.†   (source)
  • My only doctrine is the doctrine of expediency, and it makes for surviving.†   (source)
  • We might sell the woods, but that would be an expedient we could not resort to every year.†   (source)
  • But there were, if need be, all sorts of other expedients, intravenous feeding for example.†   (source)
  • What do you think of those two expedients?†   (source)
  • He even talked of the expediency of reviving the persecution of Quakers and Anabaptists.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the very boldness of the expedient alone prevented an immediate exposure.†   (source)
  • "The place is, indeed, invested," returned Duncan; "but is there no expedient by which we may enter?†   (source)
  • We judged it expedient, now, to tell her all we knew; which I recounted at length.†   (source)
  • Thus a dangerous expedient is used to obviate a still more formidable danger.†   (source)
  • No expedient that I mean to make use of.†   (source)
  • She had recourse to the expedient of children who live in a constant state of fear.†   (source)
  • To this customary expedient Hard-Heart was perfectly insensible.†   (source)
  • Such an expedient, however simple, would never have entered into our minds.†   (source)
  • Judith occasionally looked behind her, and she saw this expedient practised.†   (source)
  • The very rocks rang, but nothing came of it, so despair drove me to think of an expedient.†   (source)
  • Gringoire began to seek fresh expedients.†   (source)
  • But this labor concluded, he may have thought it expedient to remove all participants in his secret.†   (source)
  • Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.†   (source)
  • He made haste to improvise an expedient to make her forget the oath.†   (source)
  • The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.†   (source)
  • But reflection satisfied them that, in the end, this expedient would fail.†   (source)
  • And it was necessary to decide on the instant, to devise some expedient, to come to some decision.†   (source)
  • —in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable?†   (source)
  • They are wont to forget that the world is not governed by policy and expediency.†   (source)
  • These gloomy inventors of expedients work rapidly when they are fighting against fatality.†   (source)
  • My friends, Providence has come down to expedients.†   (source)
  • The mournful life of expedients to which he had been condemned imposed this as a law upon him.†   (source)
  • There were several inches of water in the bottom of the boat and Shefford learned for the first time the expediency of a shovel in the art of bailing.†   (source)
  • Then I recalled a schoolboy expedient against big dogs, and twisted the rock into my handkerchief, and gave this a turn round my wrist.†   (source)
  • "I meant no offence," I said; and added stupidly, "Better men than you have found it expedient to run, at times."†   (source)
  • He could not, however, overtake the musician before he had entered his own house, and then arose the question if this were an expedient time to call.†   (source)
  • Water for the house, however, came down from the high, wooded slope of the mountain, and had been brought there by a simple expedient.†   (source)
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