It was impossible not to question the stereotype to which she had been expediently reduced: the white woman from Kansas.
Having rightly and mercifully threatened to take it, it not only rightly may take it, but expediently must.
To this he would answer that expediently considered no husband could be better than the one he had chosen her.
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.).