It was the result of a chain of good decisions—wise, prudent, long-sighted, or, at the least, expedient choices.
Obama noted Thursday that both sides in the conflict blame the U.S., a popular and expedient political tactic in Egypt.
It is not language framing a political vision; it is a campaign slogan serving an expedient purpose.
That tape will prove far more persuasive than any expedient and mealy mouthed evasions.
And because “it is very tempting to a minister to employ such an expedient…the practice will…be abused, in every government.”
We may make two every week, if it were expedient, and not one enough to teach the people.
The rapidly failing health of the missionary, rendered it expedient for him to endeavor to return to his friends at Green Bay.
It was plain enough that he was devising some expedient to escape the three-master.
This expedient satisfied her that she had not been mistaken in the sound.
If this method was ever necessary or expedient, it is peculiarly so in the present age.
late 14c., "advantageous, fit, proper," from Old French expedient (14c.) or directly from Latin expedientem (nominative expediens) "beneficial," present participle of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare" (see expedite).
The noun meaning "a device adopted in an exigency, a resource" is from 1650s. Related: Expediential (1836); expedientially (1873); expediently (late 14c.).