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    1. In the absence of elders some expedient means must be chosen to decide on matters of

    2. So far as concerns congregational obligation, and expedient is that which is in harmony with the Scriptures, in which there is inherent advantage, and which may be

    3. Metal, glass, stone, silver or gold; because the container is an expedient

    4. The question has been asked, "What is your authority for a song book?" The song book is an expedient

    5. Isn't the piano or some other instrument an expedient? Not at all

    6. A congregation without elders today can follow the teachings of the inspired New Testament, preserved for all generations, and function in an expedient fashion

    7. ’ He said gently, preventing me from apologising yet again by the simple expedient of putting his hand gently over my mouth

    8. To diminish the number of those who are capable of paying it, is surely a most unpromising expedient for encouraging the cultivation of corn

    9. The bounty was an expedient to raise it artificially to the high price at which it had frequently been sold in the times of Charles I

    10. If his calculations deserve any part of the reputation which they have obtained very universally, eight-and-forty shillings the quarter was a price which, without some such expedient as the bounty, could not at that time be expected, except in years of extraordinary scarcity

    11. They were probably not unlike that stunted breed which was common all over Scotland thirty or forty years ago, and which is now so much mended through the greater part of the low country, not so much by a change of the breed, though that expedient has been employed in some places, as by a more plentiful method of feeding them

    12. The banks, however, were of a different opinion ; and upon their refusing to extend their credits, some of those traders had recourse to an expedient which, for a time, served their purpose, though at a much greater expense, yet as effectually as the utmost extension of bank credits could have done

    13. This expedient was no other than the well known shift of drawing and redrawing; the shift to which unfortunate traders have sometimes recourse, when they are upon the brink of bankruptcy

    14. This commission being repeated more than six times in the year, whatever money A might raise by this expedient might necessarily have cost him something more than eight per cent

    15. But had the coffers of this bank been filled ever so well, its excessive circulation must have emptied them faster than they could have been replenished by any other expedient but the ruinous one of drawing upon London; and when the bill became due, paying it, together with interest and commission, by another draught upon the same place

    16. Experience, I believe, soon convinced them that this method of raising money was by much too slow to answer their purpose; and that coffers which originally were so ill filled, and which emptied themselves so very fast, could be replenished by no other expedient but the ruinous one of drawing bills upon London, and when they became due, paying them by other draughts on the same place, with accumulated interest and commission

    17. The French, in the beginning of the last war, did not derive so much advantage from this expedient as to compensate the loss of the fashion

    18. To lay extraordinary restraints upon the importation of goods of almost all kinds, from those particular countries with which the balance of trade is supposed to be disadvantageous, is the second expedient by which the commercial system proposes to increase the quantity of gold and silver

    19. The next best expedient, it has been thought, therefore, is to pay them for buying

    20. This expedient succeeded so well, that it more than doubled the price of their goods in the home market, notwithstanding a very considerable increase in the produce

    21. Mr Snickerty writhed irritably, but the fellow appeared in earnest, and the adjudicator reasoned that it would be more expedient to hear him out, than turn him away

    22. Some moderate and gradual relaxation of the laws which give to Great Britain the exclusive trade to the colonies, till it is rendered in a great measure free, seems to be the only expedient which can, in all future times, deliver her from this danger ; which can enable her, or even force her, to withdraw some part of her capital from this overgrown employment, and to turn it, though with less profit, towards other employments; and which, by gradually diminishing one branch of her industry, and gradually increasing all the rest, can, by degrees, restore all the different branches of it to that natural, healthful, and proper proportion, which perfect liberty necessarily establishes, and which perfect liberty can alone preserve

    23. The most effectual expedient, on the contrary, for raising the value of that surplus produce, for encouraging its increase, and consequently the improvement and cultivation of their own land, would be to allow the most perfect freedom to the trade of all such mercantile nations

    24. Though in representing the labour which is employed upon land as the only productive labour, the notions which it inculcates are, perhaps, too narrow and confined ; yet in representing the wealth of nations as consisting, not in the unconsumable riches of money, but in the consumable goods annually reproduced by the labour of the society, and in representing perfect liberty as the only effectual expedient for rendering this annual reproduction the greatest possible, its doctrine seems to be in every respect as just as it is generous and liberal

    25. When the expedient of a standing army, besides, had once been adopted by one civilized nation, it became necessary that all its neighbours should follow the example

    26. It must give them public encouragement in order to their subsistence; and it must provide against that negligence to which they will naturally be subject, either by annexing particular ho0nours to profession, by establishing a long subordination of ranks, and a strict dependence, or by some other expedient

    27. The success of an expedient of this kind must have depended upon three different circumstances: first, upon the demand for some other instrument of commerce, besides gold and silver money, or upon the demand for such a quantity of consumable stock as could not be had without sending abroad the greater part of their gold and silver money, in order to purchase it; secondly, upon the good credit of the government which made use of this expedient ; and, thirdly, upon the moderation with which it was used, the whole value of the paper bills of credit never exceeding that of the gold and silver money which would have been necessary for carrying on their circulation, had there been no paper bills of credit

    28. The same expedient was, upon different occations, adopted by several other American colonies; but, from want of this moderation, it produced, in the greater part of them, much more disorder than conveniency

    29. This practice is, in most cases, the expedient of a spendthrift, who, for a sum of ready money sells a future revenue of much greater value

    30. Some states, instead of the simple and obvious expedient of a register of leases, have had recourse to the laborious and expensive one of an actual survey and valuation of all the lands in the country

    31. In order to remedy this inconveniency, government has found no better expedient, than to impose upon the whole generality an additional tax of a hundred and twenty thousand livres

    32. expedient which will raise most money, is almost always preferred to that which is likely to bring about, in the speediest manner, the liberation of the public revenue

    33. In Great Britain, from the time that we had first recourse to the ruinous expedient of perpetual funding, the reduction of the public debt, in time of peace, has never borne any proportion to its accumulation in time of war

    34. The raising of the denomination of the coin has been the most usual expedient by which a real public bankruptcy has been disguised under the appearance of a pretended payment

    35. This was simply a practical expedient

    36. Of course, apart from the archetypal gold-diggers, many of these girls derived their income from such men in whichever way was the most expedient

    37. It opened the door for Congress to take whatever they deem expedient from us

    38. The buildings stood in a large enclosure, surrounded by a fence of tall bamboo, and containing a fetish grove and private place of execution for any person it was thought expedient to decapitate on the quiet

    39. The wily priest always has a pre-selected victim named in the silent revelation; one who is either rich or unpopular, and though the dead man has probably died of colic and stomach-ache, the culprit may be put to death for witchcraft, or heavily fined, whichever is deemed expedient

    40. Timid and/or expedient politicians pandering to off the wall, lunatic fringe groups, whose members should have their collective heads examined, have lent legitimacy to peevish, ill-tempered designs in exchange for political party loyalty

    41. Addendum to the above: Progress and Change should not be confused with a purposeful lack of clarity prompted by expedient designs commonly adopted by ―reformers‖ who actively seek to promote their (own) political and social agenda rather than advance

    42. Be that as it may, how long will it remain (politically) expedient for our nation to continue exhuming its dead rather than letting them rest in peace!

    43. Unfortunately many of our political leaders, from both sides of the political aisle, have (conveniently) chosen the path of least resistance for the very simple reason that it is politically expedient for them to do so; that is to say, because many are unwilling to address such matters that might otherwise provoke ill-feelings among certain groups or

    44. Did the killer want it found for some reason? If so, what reason? Or did the killer panic and just went for what was expedient? We may never really figure that out

    45. Tall and lithe, athletic, he remained silent by the simple expedient of carrying his shoes in one hand

    46. Even as the Roman Imperial elite took over the main persecutorial role, the Jewish minorities in many different places and times found it expedient to cooperate in the suppression of this growing, then burgeoning challenger to their primacy in the Hebrew world

    47. While it appeared in its beginning form “and was present in both chimps and human ancestors, its one-sided rapid acceleration in our hominid precursors was probably accomplished by the simple expedient of volume increase

    48. your notions; and, regaining understanding worthy of your age, search into the truth of an expedient course? 12 and, reverencing my

    49. Laura managed to keep sober by the simple expedient of always having half a glass full, but never actually drinking anything

    50. It was especially difficult for Moshe to convince some who came to him with their stock that giving up possession of their animals to such a young man was to be only a temporary expedient, while others seemed better able to grasp the urgency of the situation

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    Synonyms for "expedient"

    expedient opportune profitable convenient useful practical due desirable fit proper suitable judicious politic discreet prudent vehicle contrivance way device resort resource

    "expedient" definitions

    a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

    serving to promote your interest

    appropriate to a purpose; practical