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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n expectancy something expected (as on the basis of a norm) "each of them had their own anticipations","an indicator of expectancy in development"
    • n expectancy an expectation
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years
    • Expectancy That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope. "The expectancy and rose of the fair state."
    • Expectancy The act of expecting; expectation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days
    • ns Expectancy act or state of expecting: that which is expected: hope
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  • John Keats
    “Health is my expected heaven.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
  • William Blake
    “Expect poison from standing water.”
  • William Congreve
    “Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Kindness and honesty can be expected only from the strong.”


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.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exspectāre, -ātumex, out, spectāre, to look, freq. of specĕre, to see.


In literature:

We expect, however, to hear of him in a day or two.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
She expected him to act as a gentleman; then her expectations should be fulfilled to the letter.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
She will want to go on the stage, I expect, by and by.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
No one's to go out, and no one's to come in but the detective whom I am expecting any moment.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
Was Mr. Capper expected to return hither in the morning?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
He did just what was to have been expected of him, and just what you counted upon.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
But none had expected the blow so soon as this; and none certainly had expected it from this hand.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
What then may we expect from other theological writers?
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
It's this: after all, we can't be married quite as soon as we expected.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And besides, I expect one must possess to discover.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens

In poetry:

Here we watch our brother's sleep;
Watch with us, but do not weep;
Watch with us thro' dead of night,
But expect the morning light.
"The Wake of William Orr" by William Drennan
With fruit and flowers the board is deckt,
The wine and laughter flow;
I'll not complain—could one expect
So dull a world to know?
"At a Dinner Party" by Amy Levy
Trust not thy treasures on the sea,
Nor idly expect joy to-morrow;
Take what to-day doth offer thee,
Nor pleasure nor trouble borrow.
"Ships At Sea" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
For now her father's chimney glows
In expectation of a guest;
And thinking "this will please him best,"
She takes a riband or a rose;
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 6." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alice, in her grave-clothes bound,
Ghastly smiling, points a seat;
All arose, with thundering sound;
All the expected stranger greet.
"Frederick and Alice" by Sir Walter Scott
A secret place to shelter in,
When soon or late the angry powers
Come down to seek the wretch who cowers,
Expecting judgment to begin.
"The Garden of Sin" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

I wasn't expecting so many Christmas song requests, but I managed to play every one of them.
It lived up to expectations in that regard.
Instead of expecting the population to peak at 9 billion or so, the UN now expects the global population to pass 10.1 billion by 2100.
Wayne Keil expects one of the best years for cranberries as he expects to harvest more than 300,000 pounds this season.
Expect modestly better fuel economy on the next-gen Escalade, but don't expect GM to water down the glitz or girth to chase a few mpg.
Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford) in "What to Expect When Your Expecting".
While shooting What to Expect When You're Expecting, Chace Crawford gave Anna Kendrick a birthday present she'll never forget.
The stars of Lionsgate's ensemble pic hit the red carpet on Monday for the Hollywood premiere of "What to Expect When You're Expecting," held at Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Lionsgate is boosting the male cast of "What To Expect When You're Expecting," adding Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl") to the motherhood comedy.
Coming into this project, the crew of Project Mudslinger had a few expectations: We expected to have some fun.
City Hall expects Sunday will be a huge day, upward of 20,000 expected.
Due to hot, mostly sunny weather and lower rainfall amounts than expected, the water elevation at Lake Red Rock appears to have crested earlier – and at a lower level – than expected.
A boost in sales of baby books with titles like 'What to Expect When Kate's Expecting ' and 'Prince Harry's Guide to Being a Rockin' Uncle.
Twenty-four percent of the adult children surveyed expected they will have to help their parents financially at some point, yet 97 percent of the parents don't expect to need help.
The Napa River was expected to flood near St Helena and Napa around noon on Sunday, while the Russian River was expected to flood near Guerneville early Monday morning, Strudley said.

In science:

For large populations, N ≫ 1, the true evolution of one population is, however, expected to be closely concentrated around its expectation value, with random fluctuations of the order O(1/√N ).
Message passing for vertex covers
Given any state of a quantum mechanical particle in the Schr¨odinger representation we constructed a net of states in the polymer representation of the Weyl algebra such that the expectation values of all elements of the Weyl algebra converge pointwise to the expectation values in the given state.
Polymer state approximations of Schroedinger wave functions
We can now state the announced Rice formula for expected curvatures, which will allow to determine the expectations Ef Ks+2j (Z (f )) of the curvature coefficients.
Average volume, curvatures, and Euler characteristic of random real algebraic varieties
In addition, a significant fraction of these galaxies are expected to reside at the centers of massive halos, where gas is expected to reach high enough densities to be able to cool through radiative processes.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
In the coexistence region of uniform states, one expects to find stable localized horm solution , and then we expect to find localized horm state at the interface.
Transversal interface dynamics of a front connecting a stripe pattern to a uniform state