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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Expective Expectative.
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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


  • Basil S. Walsh
    Basil S. Walsh
    “If you don't know where you are going. How can you expect to get there?”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.”
  • Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle
    “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.”
  • John Keats
    “Health is my expected heaven.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”


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.
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.


In literature:

I half expected to see him drop down before my face and die of deadly cold.
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
All such expectations were strangely disappointed.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
What could you expect?
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
While she's expecting me at the inn I shall be bowling along to London.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
All the next day he waited at home, in expectation of Mr. John Zant's promised visit, and waited in vain.
"Little Novels" by Wilkie Collins
These things one's friends were expected to admire.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
I was expecting to pay off the men next Tuesday.
"Bucky O'Connor" by William MacLeod Raine
He's certainly done everything we've expected, and more.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
But I was expecting something like this from Quince, and had entirely different plans of my own.
"The Outlet" by Andy Adams
Of course, I don't expect a farmer's profit; but I do expect my rent, and I get it.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

To some Love comes so splendid, and so soon,
With such wide wings, and steps so royally,
That they, like sleepers wakened suddenly.
Expecting dawn, are blinded by his noon.
"A Song Of Love's Coming" by Ethel Clifford
There when I came, whom found I but my deare,
My dearest Lord, expecting till the grief
Of pleasures brought me to him, readie there
To be all passengers' most sweet relief?
"Christmas" by George Herbert
How beautiful, how brief, those sunny hours
Departed now, when life was in its spring--
When Fancy knew no scene undecked with flowers,
And Expectation flew on Fancy's wing!
"The Old Oak" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
But you are with us! and our patient land
Is filled with long-expected change at last,
Though we have scarce the heart to lift a hand
Of welcome, after all the yearning past!
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall
But ere the purest radiance crowns the green,
Or fairest lustre fills th' expectant grove,
The twilight thickens, and the fleeting scene
Leaves but a hallow'd memory of love!
"Sunset" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
THE favours Anne reserved he thought his own,
Though expectations oft away have flown.
The more of this I think, the less I know;
Perhaps one half our bliss to chance we owe!
"The Case Of Conscience" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was back in the lineup as expected Sunday.
When Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep" at the 2012 Grammys, she knew that many in the audience were expecting her voice to falter.
Something we never expected after the bought she had with anemia in the spring.
Ruth and Eric Brown didn't expect anything to be wrong.
As I expected, it starts not at $249 or even $299, but $329.
It's one of several businesses in the aircraft industry expected to solidify the twin ports as an aeronautics hub in the region.
Michigan State's Brandan Kearney expected to miss exhibition game with abdominal strain.
Dickey has abdominal surgery, expected to be ready for spring training.
NEW YORK — Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey has had abdominal surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.
Electronic Abdominal Toner Sales Exceed Expectations Dec 4, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Sources of differences between expected and actual performance.
Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation's overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over two decades.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort operators expect an on-time opening this year as predictions of a warm, dry El Niño year are giving away to expectations of a more average year, albeit somewhat drier than last year.
Americans are expected to travel an average distance of 760 miles this year, an increase from the 726 miles the average traveler expected to drive last year.
Motorist can still expect one lane of travel, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car, as daytime construction will continue, but shouldn't expect more than a 20 minute delay.

In science:

One may expect that the local transverse magnetization at site n + 1 has a smaller value and opposite direction with respect to that quantity at site n + 3 and therefore a non-zero total transverse magnetization at zero average transverse field may be expected.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
As in the spin system, we expect that the expectation value of the chiral condensate will become zero above a critical temperature.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Stellar contamination is however expected to be very limited at this galactic latitude (b ≃ −55), and our selection of very red ob jects is expected to reduce it even further (see for example da Costa et al. 1999).
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
Eq. (57) shows that to this order c1 will be zero for S +− (k , ω ) as well, even in the absence of full Heisenberg symmetry; however, this is not expected to be true in general (to all orders), and we expect a small but non-zero background to be present in the general case.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
We can expect that newer experimental techniques will have developed to the point at which this will be possible. I do not predict that this will make life but we can expect to find whether these processes of directed chemical evolution occur and at what rate.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century