expedite was our Word of the Day on 08/22/2011. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of expedite in a Sentence
- During the fire season they wear a semblance of uniform intended to expedite the rush when the siren howls … —Tom Harpole, Air & Space, August/September 1993
- Overnight he found himself coordinating the train and ship schedules and expediting the loading and unloading of 15,000 officers and men … —Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie, 1988
- This final phase was never actually completed because of the need to expedite an airmobile force to Vietnam. —Shelby L. Stanton, Anatomy of a Division, 1987
- After the war its leaders were stigmatized as collaborators and accused of helping to expedite the murderous work of the Nazis. —Bernard Wasserstein, New York Times Book Review, 24 May 1987
Recent Examples of expedite from the Web
Indeed, some of the extensive work being done to tracks and signals and other parts of the system, as well as the shutdown of train service at night to expedite repairs, has contributed to delays, transit officials said.
Scott had asked the state transportation agency to look into how to expedite traffic and fuel services in October, a month after Irma whipped through the state.
But expediting the ordinance would have required nine of 13 council votes, a majority the proposal currently lacks.
This reflects the same ruling from an preliminary independent arbiter that expedited the hearing to allow Roberts to compete at the 2017 U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento.
Still, the official said, people at high levels of government are usually expedited.
However, Brown said losing JJ Redick to a left knee injury won’t expedite Fultz’s return.
The problems could cause officials to expedite its closure, which would relocate students to other area schools, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said.
Although the administration is seeking a speedy review by the high court, the justices are under no obligation to expedite the case — or even to hear the administration’s appeal.
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Did You Know?
If you're really intent on expediting something, you jump in with both feet - or apply a single foot where it will be most effective! And when you do, you're drawing on the etymology of expedite itself. The word comes from the Latin verb expedire ("to set free" or "to make useful"), a word that in turn traces back to the root ped- or pes, meaning "foot." Expedite has been used in English since at least the 15th century.
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