• What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
    What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expectant in an advanced stage of pregnancy "was big with child","was great with child"
    • adj expectant marked by eager anticipation "an expectant hush"
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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
    • n Expectant One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good. "An expectant of future glory.""Those who had employments, or were expectants ."
    • a Expectant (Med) Waiting in expectation; looking for
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days
    • expectant Having expectation; expecting.
    • expectant Looking forward with confidence; assured that a certain future event will occur.
    • expectant In medicine, relating to or employed in the expectant method: as, an expectant medicine.
    • n expectant One who expects; one who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by his belief or hope of receiving some good.
    • n expectant In Scotland, a candidate for the ministry who has not yet received a license to preach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Our sun has an expected lifetime of about 11 billion years.
    • adj Expectant looking or waiting for
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  • Edward F. Halifax
    “Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.”
  • Will Rogers
    “I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hook be ever hanging ready, the fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.”


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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare,: cf. F. expectant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exspectāre, -ātumex, out, spectāre, to look, freq. of specĕre, to see.


In literature:

You don't suppose that I expect anything else.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
I knew what to expect.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
And society received the young expectant of enormous wealth, as society always does, with excessive adulation.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
I was told to expect you.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She stood still and held out her hand, expecting him to come up with her.
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
The note of her face was pure expectancy.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
Every farmer in the district was keen on the chase, expecting to fall a victim.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
But our blood was up, and we knew what to expect if they beat us.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
It could not then but be expected by many that the government would reject it.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Do you know I expected in Venice a dreary sort of desolation?
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
That one hundred and fifty lawyers should do business together, ought not to be expected.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I traversed that country much, and own, both town and country fell short of my expectations.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Now isn't it simply terrible to be expected to encourage any wretched man who has money?
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
I expect I must have seen her cunt, as I sat beside her naked thigh.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
She was nearly if not quite forty years old, and neither her brother nor sister-in-law expected such an event.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
I reached camp by sunset well pleased with my walk and not as fatigued as I expected.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
I am not a woman of unbounded expectations.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green
The time to place this in the way is not what is expected from a diner.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
My mother expected a party upon that day.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
I know that we have no reason to expect that or any other favour from you.
"The Orange Girl" by Walter Besant

In poetry:

The afternoon with heavy hours
Lies vacant on the wanderer's sight
And sunset waits whose cloudy towers
Expect the legions of the night
"The Traveller" by Allen Tate
Let each then readily begin,
To-day, to-night, to leave his sin:
For Christ will, like a sudden guest,
Arrive, when we expect him least.
"Concerning The End Of The World" by Rees Prichard
To speed on thro' life's a mistake,
To reach our desires too soon;
The charm of expecting will break,
And bring on our night before noon.
"The Deserted Road" by Albery Allson Whitman
On one possessed they tried their art,
And naming Jesus preached by Paul,
They charged the spirit to depart
Expecting he'd obey their call.
"The Exorcists" by John Newton
Wild was the wish, intense the gaze
I fixed upon the murky air,
Expecting, half, a kindling blaze
Would strike my raptured vision there, —
"Severed and gone" by Anne Bronte
Oh! charity surely is rare,
Or ther'd net be soa monny neglected;
For ther's lots wi enuff an' to spare,
An from them varry mich is expected.
"Ther's Much Expected" by John Hartley

In news:

They all, as you might expect, proffer more misgivings than thanksgivings.
How did the British government and society react to the US Civil War and what did both Union and Confederate powers expect from America's former colonial master as the war heated up.
Expect a grim Season 2 for these freedom fighters.
Dulymus Jenod McAllister delivered a somber message during a Tuesday news conference to Saints fans that many had been expecting for months: Deuce was finally loose.
After all, these days, a president is expected to "be here.".
When you set out to change the entire world, you have to think big – bigger than anyone expects.
The negatives are amplified because the Texans were expected to thrive, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
A Cayce man is expected to plead guilty today in federal court in Columbia in a case in which a man’s hand was amputated with a power saw to collect some $671,000 in insurance proceeds.
Guilty plea expected in amputation fraud.
Inflation rate What you expect for the average long-term inflation rate.
Like the poles, the Andes are unusually sensitive to climate change, with areas above 12,000 feet expected to experience particularly strong rises in the mercury.
On the day Rick Santorum begins a five-day vacation, Mitt Romney wasted no time talking up his opponent's expectation in his home state.
A nurse who treated Michael Jackson is expected to detail the singer's requests for a powerful anesthetic when she resumes testifying Tuesday.
Rocker Neil Young was treated for a "dangerous brain aneurysm " this week but is expected to make a full recovery, his agent said Friday.
Now, Jill looks as you would expect an angel to look.

In science:

Finally, we need to bound the expected number of rejections and the maximum number of rejections in order to bound the expected number of transmissions and total transmission time.
Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks
One suspects that the main contribution in the expectation in (28) is coming from the expectation on the event of having a clearing with optimal radius R(t).
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
Since the process in expectation is related to the semigroup S , therefore purely exponential scaling indicates the same type of scaling for the expectation of the process (locally or globally).
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
The expectation with respect to P is denoted by E, and Ej−1 stands for the conditional expectation E(· | Fj−1 ).
Lingering random walks in random environment on a strip
We precise that our quenched localization result is in probability because one should not expect an almost sure result here, since no almost sure quenched limit results are expected to hold, see .
Aging and quenched localization for one-dimensional random walks in random environment in the sub-ballistic regime
It has no effect on the expectation Ex , but it modifies the expectation EΛ,N .
Spatial random permutations and infinite cycles
The only changes are to replace everywhere the L2–norm kxk by the L∞ –norm kxk∞ and the usual expectation E(X ) by the conditional expectation E(X ) = E(X |F0).
Moderate deviations for stationary sequences of bounded random variables
Then, under the oracle assumption, the expected running time of SampleM(ξn ; n) is O(n4/3 ); and, for fixed ε ∈ (0, 1), the expected running time of SampleM(ξn ; n, ε) is O(n2/3 ) as n → ∞, the constant in the big O being independent of ε 3.
Random sampling of plane partitions
Hence the expected running time of drawing K is of the same order as the expected value of K under the above given distribution.
Random sampling of plane partitions
Hence, to have a big O bound on the expected running time of Pak’s bijection, we need to bound the expected value of k(µ)3 for a multiset µ ∈ M of size n taken uniformly at random.
Random sampling of plane partitions
The second option is to define the above expectation of Z 1/θ (sθ |X ) w.r.t. the source only, while keeping C fixed, and then to define ψ(s, R) as − limn→∞ E{ln Ψn(s, R)}/n, where the latter expectation is across the ensemble of codebooks {C }.
The Generalized Random Energy Model and its Application to the Statistical Physics of Ensembles of Hierarchical Codes
Now use the fact that D is independent of all the other random variables in the above expectation, along with (57), to remove the factor of D−1 from the expectation, with an appropriate change of the constant C .
Excursion sets of stable random fields
The relative density of the proximity catch digraph is a test statistic for the segregation/association alternative; rejecting for extreme values of ρn (r) is appropriate since under segregation we expect ρn (r) to be large, while under association we expect ρn (r) to be small.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
This picture is expected to hold for k ≥ 4; for k = 3, the dominant clusters are expected to be of sub-exponential degeneracy in the whole clustered phase, hence αc = αd in this case.
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
Their “expected-value navigation” is based on the same idea as our costgreedy search, however they use a rough estimate of the expected routing time, which cannot be applied to our problem, to make the decisions.
Decentralized Search with Random Costs