Expectative

Definitions

  • What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
    What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Expectative Constituting an object of expectation; contingent.
    • n Expectative Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.
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EXPECTATION EXPECTATION
One of the mishaps to be expected One of the mishaps to be expected
Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms
The "Expectant" Costume The "Expectant" Costume
"HE EXPECTED THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE TO SEE." "HE EXPECTED THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE TO SEE."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years
    • expectative Constituting an object of expectation; giving rise to expectation; anticipatory.
    • expectative Eccles., pertaining to an expectative. See II., 2.
    • n expectative That which is expected; something in expectation.
    • n expectative Specifically In the Roman Catholic Church, the right to be collated in the future to a benefice not vacant when the right is granted. Expectatives were either papal, granted by a mandate of the pope, or royal, granted by a mandate of the temporal sovereign. Hence, the mandate so given is sometimes incorrectly called an expectative. The right was abolished by the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century, except in a few specified cases. Also called expectance, expectancy, and, when the benefice was specified, a survivorship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days
    • adj Expectative giving rise to expectation: reversionary
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Quotations

  • Kenneth Kaunda
    Kenneth Kaunda
    “When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.”
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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    “I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.”
  • Robert E. Speer
    Robert E. Speer
    “This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Always borrow from a pessimist, he never expects anything back.”
  • Les Brown
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    “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.”
  • O. Henry
    O. Henry
    “What else can you expect from a town that's shut off from the world by the ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other?”

Idioms

Meet your expectations - If something doesn't meet your expectations, it means that it wasn't as good as you had thought it was going to be; a disappointment.
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What can you expect from a hog but a grunt? - (USA) This means that you can't expect people to behave in a way that is not in their character- a 'hog' is a 'pig', so an unrefined person can't be expected to behave in a refined way.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. expectative, fr. expectatif, expectant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exspectāre, -ātumex, out, spectāre, to look, freq. of specĕre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

But the example is the thing; sacrifices must be expected.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
By the way, don't expect much of your uncle.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Gertie and I are willing to wait; we expect to.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Where there are only a few servants, the butler may be expected to help with the dishes, polish the silver and assist in the pantry.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
It was, however, generally thought that the young widow opened her campaign more prudently than had been expected.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
But indulge not the expectation, however plausible, that you will be my heir.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is not; I expect we shall have a thick fog by the afternoon.
"Three Dramas" by Björnstjerne M. Björnson
Allowing time for giving the horse a rest, the man might be expected to return before noon.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
That's why every one was secretly expecting a scandal; and if it was so confidently expected, how could it fail to come to pass?
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
At last the moment so long expected arrived.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

A young expectant mother's gaze
Held earth and heaven within its scope:
My thoughts went back to holy days—
I said, "I, too, have known that hope."
"I, Too" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Humble Obedience neare the doore doth stand,
Expecting a command:
Then whom in waiting nothing seems more slow,
Nothing more quick when she doth go.
"The Familie" by George Herbert
Aw sed to th' milk-chap 'tother day,
"Ha long does ta trust sich fowk, Ike?
Each wick aw'm expected to pay,"
"Fine fowk," he says, "pay when they like."
"To Let" by John Hartley
God will his off'ring have at night,
As well as with the dawning light :
He, morn and eve, does praise expect —
His praise nor morn, nor eve, neglect.
"Things, To Be Consider'd, And Made Use Of, When Night Comes" by Rees Prichard
Faith, like a simple, unsuspecting child,
Serenely resting on its mother's arm,
Reposing every care upon her God,
Sleeps on his bosom, and expects no harm.
"Faith" by Caroline Fry
Leaning in mute expectancy,
Beneath a stunted sycamore,
She added darkness utterly,
To the dim light, the shrouded tree,
By her hands held her face before.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Fedor Emelianenko, the vaunted MMA heavyweight who starred in the defunct Pride Fighting Championships, is expected to headline Affliction 's next show in January, which could be the start of its partnership with Golden Boy.
Instead, now programmed to expect an affluent lifestyle as manifest destiny, households fuelled their insatiable consumptive urges with two incomes, working wives and mounting credit.
Cubs expect to make deals before the winter meetings.
Earthquake expert Brent Ward from Simon Fraser University said he expects aftershocks for days ahead, but generally in the 4- to 5-magnitude range.
Blue Agave Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar was expected to open this afternoon at Gig Harbor's Uptown Center.
The hospitalization of Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief in Lyons, is not expected to further delay his long-awaited trial, French judicial officials said today.
The Aeroball, which is this year's winner of the Electrolux Design Lab competition, is the kind of household item you expect to see in a SciFi movie.
LAKE LEELANAU — A former Air Force officer turned humanitarian activist is expected to speak today about how St Mary School students' charitable efforts benefit the needy in Afghanistan and India.
Snow could fall as low as valley floor this weekend but is only expected to stick at higher elevations.
Blue Devil 2 airship expected to be canceled.
The first tenant of Bel Aire 's new Sunflower Commerce Park at Webb and North 50th will be Century Manufacturing, which expects to be operating in this 36,000-square-foot building in January, said Century owner Jim Laubach.
Rising thesp Mimi Gianopulos ("What to Expect When You're Expecting") has joined the cast of CBS Films' comedy "Get a Job," which marks the return of helmer Dylan Kidd ("Roger Dodger") behind the camera.
Ohio Governor John Kasich says tax revenues have come in faster than expected and state spending is lower than expected, so the state can boost its rainy day fund.
Plus, Damminger said the rating agencies don't expect to revise the county's ratings in the next two years when the county's finances are expected to be reviewed again.
However, those expected price increases may not happen to the products and goods you would expect.
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In science:

Future applications of ab initio methods in the design of new materials and in calculating the expected properties of these materials are therefore expected to continue to have a significant impact on the overall progress of this field.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
It is easy to see that E ˜f = Ef , where the expectation in the left hand side is w.r.t. the Lebesgue measure on the continuous cube, and the expectation in the right hand side is w.r.t. the measure µq on the discrete cube.
On The Influences of Variables on Boolean Functions in Product Spaces
Overlaid we show the expected spectrum of the unresolved LMXBs (upper shaded region), and the expected integrated X-ray emission of cataclysmic variables and stars (lower shaded region).
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
However, if significant, we would expect this to revise upwards the mass expected from the prior, which would serve only to restrict further the parameter space allowed (Fig 8) and shrink our error-bars.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
The essence of the test proposed in this paper is to exploit the fact that a source in the sky emitting heavy nuclei of charge Z at an energy E is expected to produce a similar anisotropy pattern at energies E /Z via the proton component which is expected to be associated with the same source.
Anisotropy vs chemical composition at ultra-high energies
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