• 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 anticipative marked by eager anticipation "an expectant hush"
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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 Anticipative Anticipating, or containing anticipation. "Anticipative of the feast to come."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anticipative Anticipating or tending to anticipate; containing anticipation.
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  • 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.”
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.”
  • Francis H. Bradley
    “We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.”


In literature:

He was of a peaceable, easy-going nature himself, and he did not anticipate any trouble with Nan's husband.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
I certainly should not have done so had I anticipated such an interview.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
But it was much to be feared that poor Brutus never would realize his bright anticipations of liberty.
"The Home in the Valley" by Emilie F. Carlén
The Papal Curia had anticipated the profits to be derived from such appeals.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Possibly Rowdy anticipated a good rest, and hay.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
How this crude bud ever anticipated blooming out into a society blossom was a conundrum.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
Prudent people make their arrangements in anticipation of changes, and their will in anticipation of death.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
This worthy, though useful in his sphere, often, as I had anticipated, proved a sad annoyance to us.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Can you anticipate the material?
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Lawler found Blackburn and the herd on the Rabbit Ear, as he had anticipated.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer

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
Here at last! And do you know
That again you've kept me waiting?
Wondering, anticipating,
If your "yes" meant "no."
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
The more unjust seems present fate
The more my Spirit springs elate
Strong in thy strength, to anticipate
Rewarding Destiny!
"How beautiful the Earth is still" by Emily Jane Bronte
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:

Standing before the Enter sign at the Agricultural Society fairgrounds the week before the annual fair, there is a strong sense of anticipation.
He and a bunch of friends were in Vegas for a little fun, and may have gotten into a little more "fun" than he anticipated.
5 "hot spot" for migraines, no one could have anticipated the extent of the problem.
Years later, a new connection surfaced, one I'd never anticipated.
Mat McBriar will have surgery next week to dissolve a cyst below his left knee, and the Dallas Cowboys punter anticipates being 100 percent this summer.
Movies much anticipated in 2012.
Beating up on Louisiana-Monroe and Charleston Southern has fans Tomahawk Chopping with anticipation for the Sooners, but The Dash believes there's still a gap between the elite and Florida State.
In anticipation of the return of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," FX put together this little video of YouTube citizens (including Of Montreal) performing the classic " Dayman .".
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Officials say more answers regarding 64 are anticipated once that December certification date passes.
Anticipation is higher than it has been in years at the Masters, with Tiger Woods a winner again after knee surgery and Padraig Harrington going for a third straight major.
President Obama may be doing more Asian diplomacy than he anticipated during Thursday's meetings at the United Nations General Assembly.
The Southern California Logistics Airport Authority anticipates defaulting on redevelopment tax allocation bonds, and plans to issue a formal notice to its bondholders, the Authority's assistant executive director announced on Thursday.
An extraordinary insula helps elite athletes better anticipate their body's upcoming feelings, improving their physical reactions.
One of boxing's most anticipated bouts of the fall will have to wait a few more weeks.
With school officials anticipating a difficult financial year ahead of them, School Committee members want to meet with other town boards early in the school year to discuss priorities for the district.

In science:

In anticipation of what follows, we consider an arbitrary starting point x ∈ VL .
Multiscale analysis of exit distributions for random walks in random environments
This feature could in fact have been anticipated without any calculations.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
Dex = ex ); this could also have been anticipated noting that the solution is not unique.
Topological construction of transseries and introduction to generalized Borel summability
From our anticipated combinations, the most useful proved to be the [2.19] – [2.25] pair, for which several known mid-type WN stars exhibited large ∼0.3 mag excesses in the 2.19µm filter.
A census of the Wolf-Rayet content in Westerlund 1 from near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
More recent work, notably of Croton et al. provide much larger samples with improved estimates of void size statistics and Benson et al. gave a theoretical analysis in anticipation of the 2dFGRS survey data, including the evaluation of the void and underdense probability functions.
Quantifying galactic clustering and departures from randomness of the inter-galactic void probability function using information geometry