Sentence in Classic:
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
If the aim was the progress of civilization, it is easy to see that there are other ways of diffusing civilization more expedient than by the destruction of wealth and of human lives.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But I could not help observing that he seemed to think he had hit upon a wonderful expedient for expressing himself in a neat, agreeable, and pointed manner, without the inconvenience of inventing conversation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Bumble thought it expedient to look down, and see that the boy was in good order for inspection by his new master: which he accordingly did, with a fit and becoming air of gracious patronage.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
But since old institutions must either be reformed all at once, as soon as they are seen to be no longer expedient, or else gradually, as the imperfection of each is recognized, I say that each of these two courses is all but impossible.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The best expedient I could think of, was to creep into my house, which I accordingly did; and shutting the gate after me, I went as far as the length of my chain would suffer, and discharged my body of that uneasy load.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
Several others declared their sentiments to the same purpose, when my master proposed an expedient to the assembly, whereof he had indeed borrowed the hint from me.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Wilfred, by the difficulties of the ascent, gained time to muffle his face in his mantle, as it had been held expedient that he should not present himself to his father until the King should give him the signal.
The two honest practitioners, embarrassed by the jests, and finding the bearing of their heads interfered with by the shouts of laughter which followed them, resolved to get rid of their names, and hit upon the expedient of applying to the king.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
In the second place, and no offence to Combeferre, a charter granted is but a poor expedient of civilization.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
From this secret conflict, always muzzled, but always growling, was born armed peace, that ruinous expedient of civilization which in the harness of the European cabinets is suspicious in itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context