Now is not the time for expedients, however well intentioned.
I find myself reduced to expedients of a questionable character.
expedients for housing them at Durham, Citeaux, and elsewhere.
There is a growing desire for experimenting upon the dogmas and expedients and practices of other sects.
But it was said that these expedients were not devised by himself.
These expedients diminished a little the ardor of their thirst.
Its approaches are so insidious, its expedients so full of guile.
The next is a sound understanding with some genius: for he must not only be courageous, but be extremely fertile in expedients.
This was embarrassing: but when a man is in earnest, expedients are never wanting.
In such an event, you can only trust to the expedients which presence of mind suggests.
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.).