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  • n  the quality of being suited to the end in view
  • n  taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

  • At first, the surprise in Washington's power circles was such that some people whispered that the relationship was nothing more than a marriage of political expedience.
  • Such Catholics feel free to challenge betrayals of the moral lawsegregation or political expedienceeven when they are tolerated by priests and bishops on grounds of prudence.
  • Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.
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  • Protective Tariffs: The Primary Cause of the Civil War
    Although they opposed permanent tariffs, political expedience in spite of sound economics prompted the Founding Fathers to pass the first U.S. tariff act. For 72 years, Northern special interest groups used these protective tariffs to exploit the South for their own benefit. Finally in 1861, the oppression of those import duties started the Civil War.
    June 23, 2013 - Forbes

  • Stewart Udall in Daily Beast
    If in our haste to 'progress,' the economics of ecology are disregarded by citizens and policymakers alike, the result will be an ugly America,Udall wrote in 1963. "We cannot afford an America where expedience tramples upon esthetics and...
  • Jim McNerney in Bloomberg
    We are committed to working with union leaders and the federal mediator to reach a settlement, but we cannot sacrifice our long-term competitiveness for expedience in a short-term agreement to end the walkout,McNerney wrote.
  • Edmund Burke in KETV.com
    But, rather, as Burke warned, it can be "nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts."

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