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  • adv. In an expedient manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an expedient manner; fitly; suitably; conveniently.
  • adv. With expedition; quickly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hastily; quickly.
  • In an expedient manner; fitly; suitably; conveniently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an expedient manner


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  • And how on earth — no, really! — did the anemic English manage to keep a lid on India for so long, even taking into account the connivance of the princes, whose expediently self-seeking attitudes and internal cutthroat rivalries played so effectively into the hands of the East India Company, and afterwards the extremely under-staffed India Office in Whitehall?

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  • This trend does not only have the potential to deliver direly needed services more expediently, less costly, and more effectively than their more bureaucratic and more costly counterparts, but has the potential to pave the way for reconciliation of this war-fatigued nation.

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