• Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
    Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anticipant marked by eager anticipation "an expectant hush"
    • n anticipant one who anticipates
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The Fifth of November anticipated in Quite Mad-eira The Fifth of November anticipated in Quite Mad-eira

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anticipant Anticipating; expectant; -- with of. "Wakening guilt, anticipant of hell."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anticipant Anticipating; anticipative: in pathology, applied to periodic diseases whose attacks occur at decreasing intervals.
    • n anticipant One who anticipates or looks forward to something; an anticipator: as, “the sweet anticipant of dawn,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Anticipant anticipating, anticipative
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  • Claude M. Bristol
    “We usually get what we anticipate.”
  • Seneca
    “Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
  • Jeremy Taylor
    “Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.”
  • Samuel Smiles
    “An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anticipans, p. pr. of anticipare,


In literature:

The momentary anticipation of death appeared to be so much worse than the reality.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
In fact, this manoeuvre was an anticipation of the barricades of Paris.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
But all this savours somewhat of anticipation.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Mohammed, incapable of conceiving my agitation, regarded me with a pitiful, confused look, as if he anticipated some disgrace.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
The course of reasoning that he had taken up proved more elusive than he had anticipated.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
They were as interesting and fully as important as I had anticipated.
"The Millionaire Baby" by Anna Katharine Green
How meagre is the harvest she has gathered in from all her anticipated pleasure, how poor a fruition has been hers!
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Everything had been different from her anticipations.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
But danger is seldom anticipated and peril generally finds us unprepared.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Should Courtenay come, the worst consequences were anticipated.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
They charged at once, squealing with anticipation.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
But Rochester proved vastly more formidable as a candidate for governor than the Van Buren leaders anticipated.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
No doubt, you have tried other methods and became discouraged because you weren't making the progress you had anticipated.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
That which I knew Arthur had been painfully anticipating, came at last.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
Indeed, he has not time; for Helen Armstrong anticipates him.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
I rode towards it with joyful anticipation, yet not without some anxiety.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
If the ball loomed so large to the townfolks, it may be assumed that Kate's anticipation was no less.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
No one had anticipated that she earned guns.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Of course the expedition was to him a delightful anticipation.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Scipio anticipated the question I was about to put.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

'Twas always held, and ever will,
By sage mankind, discreeter
To anticipate a lesser ill
Than undergo a greater.
"Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her" by William Shenstone
Oh I must feel your brain prompt mine,
Your heart anticipate my heart,
You must be just before, in fine,
See and make me see, for your part,
New depths of the divine!
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
So then we do anticipate
Our after-fate,
And are alive i'th' skies,
If thus our lips and eyes
Can speak like spirits unconfined
In Heaven, their earthy bodies left behind.
"To Lucasta, Going Beyond the Seas" by Richard Lovelace
Because they guessed they had lost a prize,
Which caused the tears to well up in their eyes;
And in that their anticipations were only right,
Because he sped on to Stonehaven with all his might:
"The Famous Tay Whale" by William Topaz McGonagall
Anticipate the best women;
I say an unnumbered new race of hardy and well-defined women are to
spread through all These States,
I say a girl fit for These States must be free, capable, dauntless,
just the same as a boy.
"Poem Of Remembrance For A Girl Or A Boy" by Walt Whitman
SHE. The near is always distant to the mind
That craves for satisfaction of its end;
Nor doth the distance ever feel so far
As when the end is touched. Retard that goal,
Prolonging appetite beyond the feast
That feeds anticipation.
"A Dialogue At Fiesole" by Alfred Austin

In news:

I have been eagerly anticipating Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu tour for the last year-and-a-half for two reasons: Jackson's performance and, more importantly to me, Vince Foster's production design.
Hudson eagerly anticipates the latest edition of the Clásico.
Spirit Week is one of the most highly anticipated, talked about time periods in the entire course of the Lincoln High School year.
NASA is using climate-monitoring satellites to gather data that help public-health officials anticipate the outbreak of infectious diseases.
STANTON — The first day of bow hunting arrived with much anticipation and some concern about the health of the deer population.
Hayes anticipated reports from DREMC leaders this week.
A By-the-Numbers Look at America's Most Anticipated Mass-Market EVs.
In 1996, a new Article 625, Electric Vehicle Charging System Equipment, was added to the National Electrical Code ( NEC ) in anticipation of new technology in the form of electrically charged vehicles.
Wet Electrics recently announced the launch of the highly anticipated Production Designer Studio software, the most comprehensive and complete downloadable multimedia coordination software.
Analyst anticipates price swings and shortages for semiconductors.
All the anticipation is over.
Control Voltage's Friday Five: 2012's Most Anticipated Dance Track, Joy Orbison's ' Ellipsis '.
Josef von Sternberg's 1934 film turns the legend of Catherine the Great into a study of sexuality sadistically repressed and reborn as politics, thus anticipating Bertolucci by three decades.
Renovations to the guest rooms are in the final stages and anticipate all rooms will be completed by end of 2011.
President Barack Obama will debate Mitt Romney for the first time Wednesday night in arguably the most anticipated event of the campaign season.

In science:

We limit our discussion to the case of spatially flat isotropic universe, anticipating, that in more complex situations, either in presence of spatial curvature, or with extra matter fields, the method we employ doesn’t seem to be too promising.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
It is tempting to anticipate these principles may appear to be as clear as gauge principles of Einstein or Yang-Mills theories and determine the action functional unambiguously up to a well controlled arbitrariness and fields redefinition.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
To appreciate the relevance of this discovery (anticipated by a detailed modellistic prediction by Franceschini et al. 1994), consider that extragalactic backgrounds at other wavelengths contain only modest (undiscernible) contributions by distant galaxies.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Sect.8 emphasizes the anticipated role of high sensitivity HE/VHE missions of the near future in contributing to the physics of RPP.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
We can therefore anticipate that viable purely baryonic models will be Λ-dominated with closed geometries.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
Since spacetime area and volume operators will very likely be well-defined in this formalism, we can reasonably anticipate that when acting on four-dimensional networks we will encounter eigenstates of these operators with discrete eigenvalues.
Quantum general invariance and loop gravity
The Belle Collaboration very recently measured this decay branching at a level much higher than anticipated.
Final-state interaction and s-quark helicity conservation in B -> J/psi K*
Qualitatively, such a depletion of complex eigenvalues along the real axis might have been anticipated after a brief inspection of both the j.p.d.f. [Eq. (2)] and the definition of n-point correlation function [Eq. (4)].
Eigenvalue correlations in non-Hermitean symplectic random matrices
As anticipated the transition is continuous in the 2-gradient case.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
In the above table we anticipate the numbers of classes which we shall describe in the following section.
A Classification of Non-Hermitian Random Matrices
Anticipating resistance to his conclusions G¨odel wrote his papers very carefully.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Absolutely unsolvable problems and relatively undecidable propositions: account of an anticipation, in M.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Later it was understood that in fact no braiding is necessary for the construction of a triangulation invariant, cf. [5, 16], provided C has two-sided duals. (This had been anticipated in , which was never published.) We denote the corresponding invariant by T r(M , C ).
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
The quantitative differences are easily anticipated as a result of its larger volume.
Inverting a Supernova: Neutrino Mixing, Temperatures and Binding Energy
For the current generation of groundbased interferometers beginning to take scientific data in the next few months, the anticipated signal-to-noise ratios are sufficiently small that theoretical information from BBH coalescence models may be essential to distinguishing genuine detections from noise events.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes