expediency expediency  /ɪk ˈspi di ən si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being suited to the end in view

Usage(s):

  1. He obeyed his own diktat and refused to be deflected by political expediency.
  2. When the countries finally formalized ties, they excluded mention of the islands from the treatyan act of expediency that continues to haunt them.
  3. In the name of expediency, the colonies were willing to put aside their traditional aversion to Papist France.

News

  1. Broncos' Quentin Jammer Will Do Well at Safety

    It took less than a week after he signed with the team for the Denver Broncos to confirm Quentin Jammer would make the switch from cornerback to safety . The decision and the expediency with which it was come to make sense for a lot of reasons. You didn’t have to be a die-hard Chargers fan to notice Jammer’s lost a step. Statistically speaking the base numbers are relative to standard play at ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Bill Passes CA Assembly Which Would Legalize Medical 'Kickbacks' According to Independent Physical Therapists of ...

    iPT Opposes AB 1000 as Bill of Political Expediency, Running Counter to the Recommendations of President Obama, Simpson-Bowles Deficit Commission, and Federal Health Care Experts (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10815582.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Why Michelle Obama got heckled

    LZ Granderson says maybe it was unfair to heckle the first lady, but gays are tired of Democrats throwing them under the bus for political expediency.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "While I understand there is a desire by a small number of people to move on, something greater than expediency is at stake here," Coleman said.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Norm Coleman Source: CQPolitics.com

  2. "We don't need another politician in Washington who puts self-interest and political expediency ahead of problem solving," McCain said.
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Herald

  3. "I fully understand the pressure that you are under, and that there are those who are trying to destroy your reputation as well as my own, but sacrificing me for political expediency will never appease our critics or help you or the...
    on Aug 7, 2005 By: Benon Sevan Source: FOXNews

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