If I possessed an expedient
for extricating her from a dilemma, without compromising my own neck to the extent of a single running knot, what would you say to it?
But the work was going on everywhere; masters in the art were developing, and a fund of tricks and expedients
was being accumulated.
Concepts of good and evil are therefore, in their origin, merely a means to an end, they are expedients
for acquiring power.
In sincerity of feeling and openness of statement, these words went far beyond anything that had ever been said in this home, kept up on the wages of a secret industry eked out by the sale of more or less secret wares: the poor expedients
devised by a mediocre mankind for preserving an imperfect society from the dangers of moral and physical corruption, both secret too of their kind.
He was asked by Colonel Lloyd and my old master, why he resorted to this extraordinary expedient
My greatest apprehension was for mine eyes, which I should have infallibly lost, if I had not suddenly thought of an expedient
This made us not very solicitous about their menaces; but finding that they continued to hover about our habitation, and being wearied with their clamours, we thought it might be a good expedient
to fright them away by firing four muskets towards them, in such a manner that they might hear the bullets hiss about two feet over their heads.
Knowing that Englishmen governed by a fixed idea sometimes resort to the desperate expedient
of suicide, Passepartout kept a narrow watch upon his master, though he carefully concealed the appearance of so doing.
Collins should be in possession of the Longbourn estate, it would be highly expedient
that both he and his wife should make their appearance at St.
And an artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient
, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
I blush for you, Tom," said he, in his most dignified manner; "I blush for the expedient
which I am driven on, and I trust I may pity your feelings as a brother on the occasion.
Lady Susan finds it necessary that Frederica should be to blame, and probably has sometimes judged it expedient
to excuse her of ill-nature and sometimes to lament her want of sense.
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient
of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
It is not expedient
to burden this preliminary to my story with further details, which I do make asseveration I possess a-plenty.
No;" answered Nightingale, "not if I can give you an expedient
by which you may at any time get out of the trap.