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  • adj. expected to arrive; scheduled
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of anticipate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. expected; opposite of unanticipated and unexpected.
  • adj. rightfully expected.

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

  • adj. expected hopefully


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  • The Israeli government has sealed off parts of the West Bank to prevent what it called anticipated Palestinian protests.

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  • * The amount of funding currently "anticipated" is at most $2.617 billion

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  • The Obama Plan for economic recovery, so widely anticipated, is already here it seems­ — or at least as much of it as there is going to be.

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  • The declaration or establishment of a blockade is prohibited if: (a) it has the sole purpose of starving the civilian population or denying it other objects essential for its survival; or (b) the damage to the civilian population is, or may be expected to be, excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated from the blockade.

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  • D.C. officials say they'll likely be getting less revenue than anticipated from the five-cent plastic bag tax that went into effect in January.

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  • Some research areas can be anticipated from the beginning of the project; other subjects crop up unexpectedly.

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  • Brazil, in his A Grammar of Speech (1995), points out that “to forms refer to events that are anticipated from the time reference point of another verb” and adds that this means “they always leave open the possibility that, when that time comes, the event will not actually take place”.

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  • What his parents hadn't anticipated is how much they would fall for Huck, a hugely affectionate puppy.

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  • What I had not anticipated is the sudden swirl of rumours that the DUP, who I saw as the strongest competition to Lady Hermon, may actually decline to contest the seat against her.

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  • But the world his early films anticipated is the world we inhabit now.

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