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expedient
used in 1776

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

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
  • The second is intelligence, which must be strong and fertile in expedients.
    p. 23.4
  • 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.
    p. 7.9
  • The hiring of foreign troops was an "alarming and dangerous expedient."
    p. 12.9

There are no more uses of "expedient" in 1776.

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