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expedient
used in Atlas Shrugged

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

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
  • -that we must act on the expediency of the moment-you don't want to risk your job, do you?
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (49% in)
expediency = an action that is speedy or practical
  • It will be destroyed, because it was the best and there were men who thought it expedient to seize a share of its wealth.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (49% in)
  • 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.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (61% in)
  • Go and try to pour a ton of steel without rigid principles, on the expediency of the moment.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (61% in)
  • -that we must act on the expediency of the moment-you don't want to risk your job, do you?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (99% in)
  • 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.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (14% in)

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