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expeditious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expeditious marked by speed and efficiency
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expeditious Performed with celerity; quick; hasty; speedy: as, an expeditious march.
    • expeditious Nimble; active; swift; acting with celerity: as, an expeditious messenger or runner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Expeditious characterised by expedition or rapidity: speedy: prompt
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expedīre, -itumex, out, pes, pedis, a foot.

Usage

In literature:

With his expeditious method, the Necrophorus is the first of the little purifiers of the fields.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
A shoal of sharks could not have finished him more expeditiously.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The fish was knocked on the head; while a different, though equally expeditious, mode of punishment was executed upon the bird.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
And may I ask you to be expeditious?
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
This marksman was more expeditious; but for all that, it was to me a time of racking torture.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
We enjoyed several expeditious in the suburbs by both means of transportation, the charges being extremely moderate.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Get out of the house as quietly and as expeditiously as you can.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
But were the country under the Pontifical Government, he would find it impossible to manage the matter quite so expeditiously.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Our goods were then expeditiously packed up, and we left the park.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Hendricks will accompany me, if it seems expeditious to leave the ship, leaving you in command here.
"The God in the Box" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Tedious as this method may appear, it will in the end be found expeditious.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
It is made in the following easy and expeditious manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The most expeditious and comfortable way of getting to Shetland is by way of Aberdeen.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Sacks and baskets which can most expeditiously aid in the removal of the picked cotton from the field to the ginning factory are being got ready.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
In order to determine how most expeditiously to press these newly won advantages to final victory this convention is called.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
People who want to make an expeditious journey had better do without a divine guide.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
Our scanty cookery was soon ready, and expeditiously dispatched, and we moved off in quick time.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
Yes, in that case, if I am expeditious, no noise may be heard outside.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Soko performed his part expeditiously.
"My Dark Companions" by Henry M. Stanley
This was a happy and expeditious way of travelling towards home, thought our people.
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
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In poetry:

This we learned from famous men
Teaching in our borders,
Who declared it was best,
Safest, easiest, and best—
Expeditious, wise, and best—
To obey your orders.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

(OTCBB: CHMR) announced today that its new Chairman and CEO, Baldemar Rios, has recommended that the Company immediately determine the most expeditious corporate action that would cause a change in the Company's CUSIP number.
Why Some Red-State Republicans Might Find it Expeditious to Vote Blue.
Last week, Germany's parliament acted expeditiously to squelch the attempt of a Cologne judge to ban circumcision.
We will ensure that the necessary assistance is provided as expeditiously as possible.
"It was his job to transfer the tapes in an expeditious manner between facilities, and that's all we're going to say at this point," SAIC spokesman Vernon Guidry said.
Mikhail Kalatozov is something of a manic filmmaker, not in the sense that he employs expeditious narrative device in his movies but rather in his pyretic, even paranoid, compositional emphasis.
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In science:

Here it appears the situation is entirely reversed, with the case of central involutions being dispatched relatively expeditiously via the construction of two disjoint generic subsets.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
It should be noted that some of the propositions and theorems that are included in these notes were developed before we knew exactly what would be absolutely necessary in order to accomplish our principal ob jectives most expeditiously.
Group structure of the solution manifold of the hyperbolic Ernst equation --- general study of the subject and detailed elaboration of mathematical proofs
Preliminary results obtained by RLSCSA are quite encouraging and it seems appropriate to make the technique accessible to the community expeditiously.
Random Lag Singular Cross-Spectrum Analysis
This goal requires that R&D resources be allocated for expeditious development of collider and experimental design.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
Although we have calculated these for values up to n = 5, general formulas would allow us to determine higher values more expeditiously.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
It remains to be seen which of these two approaches will turn out to be logistically more expeditious.
Pinch Technique for Schwinger-Dyson equations
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