- 1815, Jane Austen,
Emma, ch. 38,
- Our coachman and horses are so extremely expeditious!—I believe we drive faster than any body.
- 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, ch. 38,
- In the context of "of a process or thing": Completed or done
with efficiency and
speed; facilitating speed.
- 1816, Sir Walter
Scott, The Antiquary, vol. 1, ch. 7,
- As they thus pressed forward, longing doubtless to exchange the easy curving line, which the sinuosities of the bay compelled them to adopt, for a straighter and more expeditious path, Sir Arthur observed a human figure on the beach.
- 1844, William
Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon, ch. 14,
- Now, there was a sort of rough-and-ready law in Ireland in those days, which was of great convenience to persons desirous of expeditious justice.
- 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary, vol. 1, ch. 7,
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