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- n. A train (either the service or the train itself) making limited stops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a railway train (such as a subway train) that does not stop at certain stations, but only at stations designated express stops.
- Formerly, a railroad train run expressly for the occasion; a special train; now, a train run at express or special speed and making few stops.
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And if this is true of man, how much more is it true of God! "A universe without decrees," says A.J. Gordon. "would be as irrational and appalling as would be an express train driving on in the darkness without headlight or engineer, and with no certainty that the next moment it might not plunge into the abyss."
Our car was tacked on to the express train and switched off at Menlo, where we met carriages sent for us and likewise for Judge Field and family of the United States Supreme Court.