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expedient
used in Jane Eyre

7 uses
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Definition
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or 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.
    Chapter 24 (83% in)
expediency = speed or practicality
  • — unjust!" said my reason, forced by the agonising stimulus into precocious though transitory power: and Resolve, equally wrought up, instigated some strange expedient to achieve escape from insupportable oppression — as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die.
    Chapter 2 (55% in)
  • I bethought myself of an expedient.
    Chapter 15 (97% in)
  • Cudgel your brains for an expedient.
    Chapter 24 (57% in)
  • "I can keep you in reasonable check now," I reflected; "and I don't doubt to be able to do it hereafter: if one expedient loses its virtue, another must be devised."
    Chapter 24 (99% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 29 (91% in)
  • I found or devised something for you three weeks ago; but as you seemed both useful and happy here — as my sisters had evidently become attached to you, and your society gave them unusual pleasure — I deemed it inexpedient to break in on your mutual comfort till their approaching departure from Marsh End should render yours necessary.
    Chapter 30 (44% in)

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