After a multitude of expedients
had been adopted and rejected as impracticable, Julia resorted to the course of committing her inquiries to paper, most solemnly enjoining her friend never to expose her weakness to Mr.
But two expedients
suggested themselves; to offer a higher price, or to undervalue the services she was so fearful of losing.
of the pioneers who first broke ground in the settlement of this country are succeeded by the permanent improvements of the yeoman who intends to leave his remains to moulder under the sod which he tills, or perhaps of the son, who, born in the land, piously wishes to linger around the grave of his father.
And under a pretext, which did not embarrass the musketeer, who was fertile in expedients
, he left the table, went downstairs, ran to the shed under which stood the poet's little cart, poked the point of his poniard into the stuff which enveloped one of the packages, which he found full of types, like those which the poet had in his pocket.
The expedition, however, was unsuccessful, as most commercial expedients
are prone to be, where the dull patronage of government is counted upon to outvie the keen activity of private enterprise.
and Elizabeth, to do her justice, had, in the first ardour of female alarm, set seriously to think what could be done, and had finally proposed these two branches of economy, to cut off some unnecessary charities, and to refrain from new furnishing the drawing-room; to which expedients
she afterwards added the happy thought of their taking no present down to Anne, as had been the usual yearly custom.
The notes revived in Richard and Ada a general impression that they both had, without quite knowing how they came by it, that their cousin Jarndyce could never bear acknowledgments for any kindness he performed and that sooner than receive any he would resort to the most singular expedients
and evasions or would even run away.
A good many expedients
were resorted to to keep the excursionists amused and satisfied.
I have imagination; I will devise expedients
He had come to Paris to write novels and kept himself meanwhile by all the expedients
possible to a penniless man; he gave lessons, he did any translations he could get hold of, chiefly business documents, and at last had been driven to make money by his fine figure.
I puzzled my head a good deal to find out some way of checkmating the Greeks, as also did Charley, and we broached a thousand expedients
which on discussion proved worthless.
Uncle Mitral, a former sheriff's officer, crafty, clever at sharp practice, and full of expedients
and judicial precautions, believed the honor of his family to be involved in the appointment of his nephew.