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Word: expeditious

Definition: done with speed; quick; N. expedition


Sentences Containing 'expeditious'

I might have handed him over to Roman justice, which is somewhat expeditious, and which would have been particularly so with him; but I did nothing of the sort I suffered him and his band to depart.''
I soon became at least as expeditious and as skilful as either of the other boys.
Pike has many small bones, so passing it through a tamis is an expeditious way of removing them.
The need for some form of pretermination hearing is evident from a balancing of the competing interests at stake: the private interest in retaining employment, the governmental interests in expeditious removal of unsatisfactory employees and the avoidance of administrative burdens, and the risk of an erroneous termination.
Where wages are high, accordingly, we shall always find the workmen more active, diligent, and expeditious, than where they are low; in England, for example, than in Scotland; in the neighbourhood of great towns, than in remote country places.

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