expedient :

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  • n  a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
  • a  serving to promote your interest
    was merciful only when mercy was expedient
  • s  appropriate to a purpose; practical
    in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty

  • It was expedient for the politician to rein in his supporters but he was biding time for the crisis to blow over.
  • It may not be in the spirit of free trade to levy taxes on exports whenever it is expedient for the State.
  • However expedient, military tribunals in the end come back to bite the authorities that order the trials of the so-called non-state actors.
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  • SILive.com 'Comment of the Day'
    Said good_grief For once, the city isn't pouring money into an expedient quick fix that will be scrapped after spending millions
    June 21, 2013 - Staten Island Advance

  • Joe Solmonese in International Herald Tribune
    Maybe we've built this person up to a degree that we forget Barack Obama is a politician who sometimes does expedient things,Solmonese said. "We have a responsibility to express our anger and disappointment and then figure out a way to...
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    A statement issued by the McCain campaign said Obama "has revealed himself to be just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama." "Barack Obama is now the first presidential candidate since...

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