Usage examples for expedient

  1. I had not seen the man who so much as suggested one economical principle or an economical expedient upon that subject. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Bendel at last thought of an expedient; he jumped out of the carriage. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  3. I've employed a nice test, and if there's life I think this little expedient will reveal it. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  4. I mean, of course, considerations of what is expedient for the community concerned. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  5. This was thought to be most expedient, as the boy would not be on the road for above half an hour. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  6. They were fast having recourse to school- books, using no other precaution than the simple expedient of writing them themselves. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  7. Edward the First ventured to break through the rule: but, able, powerful, and popular as he was, he encountered an opposition to which he found it expedient to yield. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  8. Your father was absolutely innocent in the matter, but his enemies and yours might find it expedient to spread fake reports which would only add to your sorrow. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. When Eva met Katterle in front of the hospital, she had passed without noticing her, so completely had sorrow, anxiety, and the effort to think of some expedient engrossed her attention. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. But it would be very expedient that she should be called Mrs. Neville instead of Lady Scroope. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  11. In business, as in love, he lost no time, and never was at a loss for his expedient, but came at once to a decision, and gave it on the spot. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  12. I was not long, however, before I adopted a Caffre expedient for obtaining meat. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  13. It was her father who suggested an early marriage and a European trip for bride and groom, as the wisest expedient under the circumstances. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  14. Whereupon he again found it expedient to bridge a long silence with a word or so. – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  15. But even this expedient failed. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  16. The rising, however, had been put down, and Clinton had not thought it expedient to try a serious invasion, in face of the large force assembled to resist him. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  17. They were sometimes a temporary concession, meant to lead to better things; an expedient rather than a revelation. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  18. It used to be believed by the country people that on Sunday mornings the bells could be heard far down in the earth, by the simple expedient of placing the ear to the ground. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  19. The only help which is generally expedient, even within the limits of the private and personal relations of two persons to each other, is that which consists in helping a man to help himself. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  20. In this condition would it be expedient for her to accept Lord Fawn when he came? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope