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Expedience   /ɪkspˈidiəns/   Listen
Expedience

noun
1.
The quality of being suited to the end in view.  Synonym: expediency.
2.
Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.  Synonyms: opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking.






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"Expedience" Quotes from Famous Books



... which formed the national character, and through it, in the course of generations, moulded the national customs and institutions. Such customs and institutions were those which, having been framed by necessity, or the dictates of expedience, according to the circumstances in which each people were placed, were best adapted to their temper and situation. True wisdom consisted not in altering but following out the spirit of existing laws and customs; ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845 • Various

... respectfully requested to attend at the City of London Tavern, on Thursday, the 12th instant, at twelve for one o'clock precisely, to confer on certain measures which will then be submitted, and to determine on the expedience of calling a General Meeting in London, for the formation of a "National Institution for the Preservation of Life ...
— An Appeal to the British Nation on the Humanity and Policy of Forming a National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck (1825) • William Hillary



Words linked to "Expedience" :   vantage, inexpedience, expedient, inexpediency, advantage, selfishness



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