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  • adj. Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of expect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. considered likely or probable to happen or arrive


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  • Mrs. Uhler knew that her husband expected of her a degree of personal attention to household matters that she considered degrading to her condition as a wife; and, because he _expected_ this, she, in order to maintain the dignity of her position, gave even less attention to these matters than would otherwise have been the case.

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  • Anatomy of a Song When the Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" became Motown's first No. 1 pop hit 50 years ago next month, no one at the label expected they would be the group to do it.

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  • This year, the name expected to spark much conversation is Netflix Inc., the online and by-mail movie and TV-show rental business that media companies are grappling with.

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  • The album contained two minor country music hits, and his label expected the follow-up album to be his "breakthrough."

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  • It could've been bigger, but I guess it wasn't the instant hit her label expected it to be.


  • Its ratings of securities are based on what it calls "expected recovery" rates.

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  • Part of that was due to what it called an expected increased level of activity in 2011 by far-right militants.

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  • The Lockheed memo also took aim at what it called an expected "red herring" conclusion of the Pentagon report.

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  • The city's portion includes a bond issue up to $25.5 million with a term expected to be 15 to 18 years and an interest rate around 4.2 percent. Top Stories

  • But Mr. Zhang told Reuters the company has three new games in the pipeline with at least one title expected by the end of the year.


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