Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.
They are wont to forget that the world is not governed by policy and expediency.
This operation appeared to me to be the most laborious species of work performed in Typee; and had I possessed a sufficient intimacy with the language to have conveyed my ideas upon the subject, I should certainly have suggested to the most influential of the natives the expediency
of establishing a college of vestals to be centrally located in the valley, for the purpose of keeping alive the indispensable article of fire; so as to supersede the necessity of such a vast outlay of strength and good temper, as were usually squandered on these occasions.
Tangle crushed-- "whom I directed to be in attendance to-day and who are now in my private room, I will see them and satisfy myself as to the expediency
of making the order for their residing with their uncle.
of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.
Such alliances as were formed from time to time were purely affairs of expediency
, and he regarded his allies as men who would give him the double-cross or ruin him if a profitable chance presented.
Two questions agitated it: the first referring to the propriety of celebrating the opening season by a public ball, and the second to the expediency
of admitting novels into the library.
Troy being consulted as to the expediency
of accepting this proposal, objected to the pecuniary terms demanded as being extravagantly high.
Learn, caitiff, the expediency
of uncalculating zeal.
justice and expediency
of which many worthy persons -- including all
Then, the matrons again expatiated on the expediency
of taking the good gentleman to bed; observing that he would be better tomorrow, and that they knew what was the wear and tear of some men's minds when their wives were taken as Mrs Kenwigs had been that day, and that it did him great credit, and there was nothing to be ashamed of in it; far from it; they liked to see it, they did, for it showed a good heart.
He said to himself that for people of that sort(religious fears or the vanity of righteousness put aside) money-- not great wealth, but money, just a little money--is the measure of virtue, of expediency
, of wisdom--of pretty well everything.
My only doctrine is the doctrine of expediency
, and it makes for surviving.
The board, in imitation of so wise and salutary an example, took counsel together on the expediency
of shipping off Oliver Twist, in some small trading vessel bound to a good unhealthy port.
Mr Swiveller and his partner played several rubbers with varying success, until the loss of three sixpences, the gradual sinking of the purl, and the striking of ten o'clock, combined to render that gentleman mindful of the flight of Time, and the expediency
of withdrawing before Mr Sampson and Miss Sally Brass returned.