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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPEDITE

Why not expedite your proposed visit to him, and tell him personally?

The judges had given me a promise to expedite the letter the moment it was written.

He sat talking till 8.45, and then said he would go and expedite matters.

Meanwhile we did all in our power to expedite our departure.

To expedite this proceeding we got another hawser carried on shore.

It seemed as if the elements had agreed to be favourable, and expedite the return of the exiles.

He was out at dawn every morning, and only too keen to do anything to expedite tuition.

I have no wish to expedite communication with the Americans.

But none of the mechanical powers are applied on the great scale to facilitate and to expedite labour.

Expedite the divorce—you can do so if you will—and I am your fast friend.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c. (implied in past participle expedit), from Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire "extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, make fit, prepare," literally "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot). Cf. Greek pede "fetter." Related: Expedited; expediting.

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